I’ve been sick

So after my last post about the library, I came home extremely tired. I couldn’t stay awake and I noticed I had a small tickle in the back of my throat. Well, that tickle became a sore and I ended up having an awful cold, making me miss two days of work. So, today in my day in the life of a librarian project, I’m catching up. It seems like a majority of my day seems to be reading emails, writing emails, and printing out emails.

I also have a reference desk shift in 45 minutes. After which, I have a meeting in Manhattan. Sigh.

To cheer me up, here’s a funny library video that’s been going around for awhile.


 

Library Day in the Life Project

This is my first post for the Library Day in the Life Project. Today is my first day back from a four day vacation, so I think I’m going to be doing some catching up. Here’s my day so far:

8:25 – Arrive at work from my 6 mile commute from Greenpoint. It’s really hot in Brooklyn today and it’s great to be on a bike again. I end up in downtown Brooklyn and lock up outside work, the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. It’s an academic library where I work as the Multimedia and Web Services librarian.

8:45 – Check email. There’s a few call for paper emails I’m inspecting.

9:00 – Connect a projector in the Multimedia Resource Center for a class. I manage the MRC, and we’re closing it this morning for a class on finding research material. We have enough computers for a small class (20), but lack a projector.

9:15  – One of the librarians reminds me I have a reference desk shift at 11 today.

9:30 – Start up the workstations in the MRC for students to use. A few of them don’t work…

10:00 – Editing a paper that got accepted for publication. It’s a usability study with data the size of a mountain. I’m also working on LACUNY.org . It’s the Library Association of CUNY website. I’m doing some back-end spam removal. Right now the site is using the Joomla content management system and I think we might move over to Drupal 7…We also use wordpress for this site and for the library’s website , where I’ll probably have to clean up some spam and update the core files.

10:45 – Set up a reference substitute for Thursday. Looks like I have a meeting I have to go to after being elected secretary for LACUNY.

11:00-1:00 – Helped several students at the reference desk. I helped some students with guest passes to our library computers, make copies, print out schedules, and use the catalog. While this was going on, I continued to edit my article.

12:30 – Gave my intern an assignment. Right now he is working on a video tutorial on how to make computer reservations.

1:00-1:30 – Lunch!

1:30-3:00 – Continued to work on my paper, as well as look at reviews for recently released films, as well as look at some new trailers.

4:00-4:45 – Still editing! It looks like I’ll be editing this paper until I leave at 6:00 today.