Monthly Archives: July 2009

A Day in the Life of a Librarian

Busy day today:

  • Arrive at my desk at 8:00am. Fire up desktop and laptop so I can monitor two screens. One for email, projects and the other for twitter, SMS. Monitor email and Twitter througout the day.
  • Call pediatrician for an appointment to take care of daughter’s swimmer’s ear problem.
  • Finish PPT presentation for today’s presentation; upload to Slideshare and then embed presentation on blog.
  • In preparation for today’s presentation on search engines, run through some sample searches.
  • Cover shift for 2 hours for Virtual SMS project: MyInfoquest -Text4Answers.
  • Squeeze in meeting during SMS shift on Libguides; team assigns Libguides for Fall Semester.
  • Take picture of co-worker for her Libguide on Blackberry. Send pic through Bluetooth to laptop. Format the picture on Picknik and email it to her.
  • Look at co-worker’s design of our library’s print bookmark. Highly approve; make some suggestions.
  • Work through lunch so I can leave early to take daughter to pediatrician.
  • Present “Search Engine Showdown: Wolfram|Alpha vs. bing” to a small group of library staff
  • Take a peek at some of my Libguides. Make mental note of what needs to be done.
  • Meet with co-worker regarding training project. Finalized calendar for the fall semester.
  • Discussed training projected with library director.
  • Checked email before I head home to pick up son from camp and daughter from home. Drive to pediatrician.
  • Whew!

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Library Lunchable: Wolfram|Alpha vs. bing

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Library Renovation Phase 1 Update: Week of July 27

Progress is being made in the Library’s first floor renovation project. Now that the sheetrock has been installed, the Circulation desk area and office are taking shape. Carpenters are continuing to do finish work in the study section and grids have been installed for drop ceilings throughout. Electricians are on board to rough in the “chandelier” lighting and create additional outlets. After the electrical inspection is conducted, work will be done to close the ceiling panels. The project is still on schedule!

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Lunchable: A Tour of the Science Databases

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Lunchable: A Tour of Nursing Databases

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Library Lunchable: Google Earth for Educators

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July Lunchable: Business Research

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