Monday, August 4, 2008

Day in the Life of a "Virtual Librarian": Monday

  • 7:20 am: arrive, eat cereal bar, check email, Bloglines
  • 7:45 am: talk to boss re: why I disagree with push to have me be guinea pig and immediately switch to using Elluminate virtual classroom (currently using Wimba) for my 3 nursing library orientation workshops on Sept. 4. Not enough time to prepare, not ready, plus my upcoming vacation all factors.
  • 7:50 am: per boss req: sent email with my arguments written down so she can take it up chain of command.
  • 8 am: compile new week's To Do list
  • 8:30: compose draft of feedback on College's new draft top navigation bar which removes any mention of "library" - relegates it to drop-down "quick list" - struggling to be diplomatic about it...
  • 9:00 am: complete list of IT-requested social networking tools I'm using or thinking of using - sent to boss (list will be posted here)
  • 10:00 am: Lib Guides work (tweak 2 published guides and revamp Nursing guide)
  • 11:00 am: Elluminate for Moderators: part 1, webinar
  • 12:00 pm: lunch and twitter/blogs break
  • 1:00 pm: back to LibGuides work: Law and Criminal Justice
  • 2:10 pm: break w/twitter and friendfeed
  • 2:20 pm: notice that our CQ Public Affairs collection is saying subscription expired - verify status w/boss and submit help ticket to CQ.
  • 2:30 pm: back to wrestling with LibGuides and locating more quality legal and criminal justice resources
  • 4 pm: day is done! Off to free Lez Zeppelin show in Washington Park.

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