Erin Dorney

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Library Day in the Life Round 5: Monday

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Well, I spent the weekend recovering from a summer cold/allergies, being giddy about a close friend getting engaged (congrats Pam & Mike!), watching X-files, and finishing up homework for the last two classes of my literary theory course. But what does this librarian do during the week? Here goes round five of the Library Day in the Life Project (from Erin Dorney, Outreach Librarian @ Millersville University Library in Pennsylvania):

Monday, July 26th, 2010

8 AM – Woke up, showered, took 45 minutes figuring out what to wear only to end up in a tee shirt, jeans and sneakers (good thing it only takes me 10 minutes to get to work!).

9 AM – At work, started a pot of coffee in my office and settled down to catch up on email, FB, tweets from #libday5 and #immvt. Did some work on the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference (proposals accepted now through November 1!) and discussed some fall library instruction sessions with an English professor. Printed out two papers that are due in my literary theory class tonight.

10 AM – Worked on a project for PaLA College & Research Division – I’m drafting board member job descriptions (none currently exist) with a few colleagues. Ate graham crackers with my coffee. Designed, printed and cut a new sign for the library newspaper section (below).

11 AM – Worked on a poster for the National Book Festival (our Friends group sponsors a bus trip there every year). Checked out my RSS feeds and found an Illustrator tutorial to use for our annual Library Fest event. Worked on the tutorial.

12 PM – Met with a colleague to discuss the FAQ copy for our upcoming library renovation website. Ended up working on the list of potential naming opportunities for donors as well. Ate my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

1:30 PM – Left for West Chester (Literary Theory class tonight from 4-8 PM).

4-8 PM – Literary Theory class. I’m working on my MA in English with a concentration in creative writing. This is the first summer course (5 weeks meeting twice a week) at West Chester and the workload has been pretty brutal! Overall interesting though.

9:45 PM – Arrived back at home, ate dinner, and posted this.

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Written by Erin Dorney

July 26, 2010 at 11:03 PM

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  1. First and foremost, I am glad to hear that you are feeling better! Second, jeans, t-shirt, and sneaks to work? Nice job! Third, I love graham crackers. Fourth, National Book Festival – fun! Fifth, way to go on school. Sixth, you’re fancy.


    July 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM

  2. Love the sign! Sounds like it was a productive day!

    Leigh Anne

    July 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM

  3. @ Jen – Thank youuu, I think I have allergies, I just made a doctors appointment to get tested. Baha I’m fancy – love the list!

    @ Leigh Anne – Thanks about the sign! It was a very productive day, probably due to the coffee. Mondays are usually good for me anyway.


    July 27, 2010 at 10:30 PM

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