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Library Day in the Life: Tuesday

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Round five of the Library Day in the Life Project with a little different format. Here’s a list of some projects I worked on today:

  • Finalized a press release about the $34,000 LSTA grant that Millersville University/Dickinson College have received to work on the Slavery & Abolition in the US digital collection.
  • Revised the FAQ copy I was working on yesterday for the library renovation website and sent it on for more proofreading by colleagues.
  • Put together the first draft of our poster for Library Fest (based on the tutorial I found yesterday and inspired by the music of The Zolas, a new band I am SO loving!). The poster is below but it’s likely to go through at least one more iteration before I’m satisfied. Also, I purposely didn’t use color (too expensive to print in house) because I’m planning to print it out on colored paper.
  • Met with a colleague to plan how we will use the grant money we received from the MU Theme Committee ($2,000). We’ll be purchasing electronic materials in support of the main university lectures and will be putting together subject guides for the website to pulling new and existing information together for students/faculty/community members who want to do research in those topic areas. I’m excited!
  • Completed a new wellness profile for the next phase of our health care plan thingy. I need to work on stress, nutrition, and physical activity (no surprises there!).
  • Browsed the SAGE website because I had a contributing author credit for an article I wrote for the Green Consumerism collection. I cashed in for Tessa Muncey’s Creating Autoethnographies and Peter Corrigan’s The Dressed Society: Clothing, the Body and Some Meanings of the World.
  • Spent an hour and a half at the reference desk. It was very slow (2 questions) so I also read and took notes on Terry Eagleton’s concluding chapter in Literary Theory: An Introduction for class tomorrow.
  • Spent two hours weeding the 791’s (film, theater, a massive number of creepy puppetry books).

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July 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

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 РMet 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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July 26, 2010 at 11:03 PM