I can’t say that the following musings will reflect a typical week as it’s July (very few classes going on), I’m on a part-time summer contract, and I only have 6 hours left on my contract. In May my position was re-structured to include managing electronic resources. I am excited about my new responsibilities, but it has made for a much more work-intensive summer than I was anticipating.
5:50 a.m. ignore alarm, sleep until 6:30.
6:30 a.m. coffee, news, check of the interwebs.
8:15 a.m. drop son off at XC practice, hit my favorite local coffee shop (Blue Cup) to work until son shows up after practice.
8:30 a.m. Begin work on a series of quick videos about citing sources – not only how to cite (examples will be specifically geared towards actual resources used in an assignment for our CST110 classes), but why we cite. In the background, trying for the umpteenth time to download the final section of data for my CST110 assessment project. Hoping that the bandwidth at the Blue Cup is better than what I have at home.
8:45 a.m. Blue Cup internet rocks! Files downloaded. Background files for videos gathered. Reviewing goals for the videos.
10:00 a.m. Leave to transport my son back home. Make homemade waffles, clean kitchen.
11:00 a.m. From several emails, determine that I need to update our EZproxy config for Web of Science. After updating the files and re-starting the server, add an alert to all our Web of Knowledge databases on the a-z list about the new interface going live. Sent an email to my staff member about updating our ERM, e-resource blog, staff, and LibGuides with this information. Contemplate just doing the updates myself, as staff member is out until Thursday, but realize that I am going to have to delegate to survive the rest of the summer.
11:30 a.m. See email about yet another library web form being broken. Realize that I need to focus on getting my videos done. Close email, close blog – focus on videos.
2:45 p.m. First draft of Why we Cite video completed! Feeling like I’m finally accomplishing some summer goals. Heading to the YMCA to run.
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