Erin Dorney

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A day in the life: Monday

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I’m participating in round six of the Library Day in the Life project! Here is what I did today:

7 – Woke up and got ready. Breakfast. Went to the post office to mail a Postcrossing postcard to Brazil, a package to my best friend in Ohio, and a package to the Deans in Arkansas.

9-10 – Got to the library, grabbed a vanilla latte from Starbucks, caught up on some email from last week/the weekend. Started this post.

10-10:45 – Meeting with Vice President of Information Resources, Systems Librarian & student worker to discuss our website redesign project. We’re moving to Drupal (hopefully sometime this semester) but have run into a few roadblocks across the way. Goal is to get the new site up before we move out of the current building this summer.

10:45-11 – Talked with a co-worker who stopped by my office about the upcoming ACRL conference (she’s presenting two posters and I am doing a virtual presentation).

11-11:30 – Meeting with Learning Technologies Librarian to discuss our new Library Student Advisory Board. We’re approaching some of the campus organizations for representation (including Graduate Studies Association, Pre-Scholars Institute, All Greek Council,  Asian & Friends, Black Student Union, Society on Latino Affairs and Commuting Students Association) and holding an election with Student Senate to populate the group. The first meeting is in February and I’m stoked!

11:30-12:10 – Email. Talked on the phone with a previous library intern & friend (same person) about the job interview she just got out of. Fingers crossed!

12:15 -1:20 – Lunch meeting with a Communications professor to talk about integrating her public relations students with the library renovation project. We also talked about some upcoming library instruction sessions for her COMM 100 classes.

1:20-2:15 – Email. Sent out invitations to student organizations for the Library Student Advisory Board. This seems like an awful long time but I honestly can’t remember what I was working on…

2:15 – Meeting with editor of  The Snapper (MU student newspaper) to discuss a series of advertisements for this semester relating to the upcoming library renovation. Found out their ad deadline for this week is tomorrow, eek!

2:15-4 – Pardon my language, but sh!t really hit the fan this afternoon. It was just one thing after another – phone calls, people coming into my office, emails. In my hazy stupor I seem to remember designing the first library renovation advertisement and submitting it to the paper. Made some phone calls and scheduled some meetings relating to V-Day 2011 (I’m working on Millersville’s production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” again this year, and we have had quite the headache trying to find a performance space on campus with all of the construction projects currently underway). I sent an email to the off-campus participants for tomorrow’s “Joy of Text” webinar (sponsored by the PaLA College & Research Division) including directions and parking information.

4:15 – Cleaned this post up & hightailed it home.

Does this make you want to be a librarian? Haha. If you’re interested in comparing, my previous Library Day in the Life posts can be found here:


Written by Erin Dorney

January 24, 2011 at 9:02 PM

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  1. Sounds like a busy day, Erin 🙂 Thanks for the shout out and well wishes for the job interview!


    January 24, 2011 at 9:22 PM

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bobbi Newman and Erin Dorney, Diana La Spina. Diana La Spina said: RT @libscenester: Monday as an outreach librarian: #libday6 […]

  3. I love when you do LDITL posts! Are just the three of you in your team working on the Drupal migration? Can’t say I’m not jealous. That sounds like a whole lot of fun.

    Integrating a communications class with the library renovation project sounds absolutely awesome. How did you start cultivating your relationship with that professor? Do you have any tips?

    Can’t wait for ACRL!


    January 24, 2011 at 9:28 PM

  4. We are excited for the mail! Thank you all!! BTW, Drupal is what the Carter uses for its website, and they like it. Sam’s a bit of a Drupal guru – he did the ARLISNA Texas Mexico chapter website:

    I can send along his contact info if you are interested!

    Jason W. Dean

    January 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

  5. Heeeey! A package for The Deans=YES! I can’t wait, Dorney.

    Best wishes to your friend with regard to the job. Those things are terribly hard to come by right now.

    Also, I see you are still fancy. This makes me feel like everything is good and normal. 🙂

    Jen Dean

    January 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM

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