A Day in a Life part deux
January 28, 2009 1 Comment
Day 2 of week of keeping track of what librarians or library workers do so we can see the diversity of the jobs we do.
Tuesday January 27, 2009
8:00 – finally got to work. Snowing in MD and for some reason took more than double my normal time to get here.
8:15 – after logging into both my Linux and Windows computers, getting my bottomless cup of Diet Coke I logged into email, Facebook, Friendfeed, Meebo, Staff Intranet
8:30 – updated blog post to include tags I had forgotten the other day (self professed tag whore)
8:40 – checked voice mail
8:42 – posted 3 job positions to Staff Intranet and library web site (made mental note that I must get HR trained so they can do this and not me)
9:00 – Talked to boss and hubby to help me sort out feelings, fears, and concerns.
9:45 – helped reference desk with customer who wanted to move all his Comcast email to Verizon
9:52 – help staff with Horizon Wimba issue
10:33 – worked on email bouncebacks
10:45 – helpdesk ticket regarding suspended hold turned out to be a matter of timing customer tried to suspend hold at the same time a copy was checked in for them
11:00 – phone call with staff member about Firefox 3.0 and new staff desktop
11:15 – helpdesk ticket regarding reformatting page on SI (staff Intranet)
11:30 – hooligans threw snowballs at our 2nd story windows (right behind my desk). Inside joke – our Network Admin every year since he’s been at this location has thrown a snowball at the window. First couple of times we didn’t catch on that it was him. Now it’s just tradition and we humor him by accusing hooligans not him.
11:45 – worded email about ILL request for purchase and vendors we saw demoed the other day – Relais, AutoGraphics, OCLC and SirsiDynix. If I had to pick one right now based on what I saw it would be AutoGraphics even though I went in leaning toward Relais (they just aren’t ready but to be honest none of the solutions were there yet).
12:05 – lunch
12:35 – answer a few emails
12:55 – worked on CIL09 slides
1:10 – posted notice to Staff Intranet and IM-ed staff about leaving machines on so updates can run
1:20 – back to CIL09 slides
3:17 – helped staff member with HCL logos and open office – getting staff to understand the concept of opening documents thru a web product is different than thru directory on hard drive
4:00 – head home to play with doggies in the snow