I’m the Data Services & Government Information Librarian at the University of NC at Greensboro and this is my third go at Library Day in the Life
Today you will see a joint Tuesday/Wednesday post. Yesterday and today have been and are pretty busy; therefore concise and to the point we will be. I am also trying out WordPress on my iPad, which means that I may not be able to stand typing for very long. I find the iPad pretty comfortable for typing, except at my breakfast bar. I have to stand to type here. I feel like Rumsfeld at his lectern.
The highlights of yesterday: writing, editing, learning about OECD iLibrary (a great product), meetings, lib guiding, and complaining on Twitter about Bones season 3 (Zack as gormagon’s apprentice? Come on!).
Today’s highlights are meetings non-stop. We are trying to fit them in before the madness begins August 16. The first one will be interesting. We are creating a pilot program in our living and learning communities (translation: dorms) where we designate students to serve as library mentors. They are trained and paid by us to point students to the best resources through the library when students are doing their work (ie, in the dorm at 2am). I have the first test case, so will let you know how it goes. I’m excited about it even if it is relatively uncharted territory.
We also have a distance education workshop today. Not sure what we are doing, but it will be a good discussion. I only have one DE program, but some of us have several.
Finally, Amy and I are meeting with our UNS class PAL. What in the world does that mean? We are teaching an introduction to university studies class this semester, which is a class for freshmen about adjusting to college. All instructors have a student called a PAL who team teaches and mentors the freshmen. It is a great idea and I can’t wait to meet Derrick. More on that to come. Guess we should prepare for the class!
That is about it for Tuesday/Wednesday joint librarydayinthelife post. And by the way, typing on the iPad is not awful. You just can’t type too fast or you end up with this: I’m testing mg pad at regular speed and you il. Wprobalgy see lots of mistakes. Not bad really.
See on the flip-side.