I’m the Data Services & Government Information Librarian at the University of NC at Greensboro and this is my second go at Library Day in the Life.
Wednesdays are fun for me. I go in late because I work until 7pm. I’m a morning person, so it is nice to spend one morning a week at home. Of course, because I’m a morning person and think better in the morning, I inevitably end up working from home most Wednesday mornings. It is a vicious cycle.
Today should be fun. I have tons of class prep to do, BUT I get to hear George McGovern speak. Oh, can’t wait! Here is the lowdown, guys and gals:
- Started up the mac about 7am and sent out messages to my Emerging Leader group about using Elluminate. We needed to find a collaborative software and I think it will work well.
- Arrived at work about 9:30am and started working on class for tomorrow. I’m doing a session with a poli sigh class called American Political Thought. We will talk about primary sources v. secondary and creating annotations. Should be fun. More on that after Thursday.
- Met with our LexisNexis representative. LN Statistics/Datasets is pretty awesome! Me wants.
- Found my reappointment letter in my mailbox. I am now officially reappointed until I go up for tenure in … oh some such year. Let’s not worry about that now, shall we?!
- Worked pretty much non-stop on class prep for the rest of the afternoon. Of course there are always random interruptions.
- At 3:30 pm went to see George McGovern talk about his book, Abraham Lincoln as part of a series of lectures during the touring exhibit, Forever Free. Although McGovern is certainly not as near and dear to my heart as my parents, he is lion of our times. It was an honor and treat to listen to him talk about Lincoln and writing the book. My library director even gave me a McGovern pin she had been wearing! Apparently he has several bags of them packed away in his garage. Definitely a great way to celebrate reappointment!
- After McGovern had a popcorn break, which is become a habit. Instead of the water cooler, we have a big bag of fresh popcorn and a microwave!
- Worked the desk for 5pm-7pm. Again no huge questions except for several poli sigh students who wanted to compare countries. OH SO CAKE!
- Watching the state of the union. I consider this work because I am a government info lady after all!
More up tomorrow!