Background: I’m doing the Library Day in the Life project. I’m UNCG’s Data Services and Government Information Librarian and the Political Science Department’s liaison. I also do instruction and tech stuff (how ya like those specifics?!)
Disclaimer: I promise Tuesday’s installment of my library day in the life won’t include distressing stories. Beyond having to go to the dentist, it was a pretty good day.
I got in at 11:00 am. Talked with Gerald Holmes the coordinator of the North Carolina Library Association’s conference about some of the sessions for the Government Resources Section. I checked email and voicemail (getting better at that!). Had a voicemail from the US Census Bureau contact for Greensboro about our official partner status. We are now playing phone tag.
At 11:30 am I had a drop in visitor to use Omnipage OCR software in my office. I made a mental note to to create a user guide for the OCR software.
At 12am I had lunch at my desk while I prepared for 1 pm meeting and for tomorrow’s meeting about digital media services.
At 1pm I met with two colleagues, Richard Cox and Hannah Winkler, about an article we are co-authoring on the Blackboard Portal we created (the presentation is on this post). We settled on some accompanying images and some last minute things. It is due Friday and I can’t wait to see this submitted and gone!
1:30 pm was all about the email: notices from our Electronic Resources people about journal cancellations; questions and suggestions from the NC State Data Librarian, Michele Hayslett about a potential article on the American Community Survey for the IASSIST Quarterly; received an article from our Assistant Dean of Technical Services to post on our professional development blog.
Then I took a break before our 3 pm marketing meeting. We are trying to figure out how to craft our message based on our user groups and sub-groups (like Brian Mathews suggests). We figured out which working groups will focus on which users for the next semester.
And at 4pm I just wrapped up some last minute things. I sent out a game night checklist to our “committee peeps” so we can start preparations. It is in late August, but sometimes time gets away from you!
So, I wanted to do a theme song for each day and I decided today’s song must be The New Face of 0 & 1. Only Carl Newman knows what the heck it is about, but I think with the Library 101 video campaign it is pretty appropriate.