Friday, April 05, 2013
A DAY IN THE LIFE
For those of you who wonder what I do all day, here is what yesterday was like. It was inspired by the Library Day in the Life Project, which I enjoyed but didn't participate in at the time, because whenever there's something that you are supposed to do at a certain time, but it's not actually required by law or your employer (like change your avatar on Facebook to support a cause or something), I get contrary and don't want to do it.
9-9:05 Processed the newspapers and put them out.
9:05-9:30 Worked on today's schedule. Two people were sick, so it took a little while.
9:30-10 Met with new employee to discuss her work schedule.
10 - 11:30 Finished up next week's schedule and worked on getting manga for the library's Manga Reading Lounge at Anime Detour.
12:30-1:30 It gets busy at lunch time. Helped a patron find books and articles on Native American casinos for her college paper. Answered an email question about returning ebooks.
1:30-3 Participated in a Google Hangout meeting on the library having a Maker Faire.
3-3:30 Downloaded ebooks and checked out an ereader to a patron. Had an interesting discussion with him about ebooks and publishing.
3:30-5 Participated in judging our contest for the best library built by teens in Minecraft.
5-5:30 Put out next week's schedule. One staff called to say they had a serious illness and might not be in Saturday, but another said their plans changed and they no longer needed the weekend off, so it all worked out OK.