Librarian by Day Bobbi Newman | I'm not that kind of librarian

Day in the Life – Monday 1/25/2010 #libday4

01.26.2010 · Posted in A Day in the Life of a Librarian

I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please see the wiki, if you’re interested in how it all got started read this post

My title is Digital Branch Manager, I work for system that serves 4 counties with 8 branches (9 counting mine).

In the morning before work with coffee in hand I turn on my PC to check Facebook, Twitter & my gmail account.

I see a trackback to my transliteracy page so I check out the post, Sunday Night Ponderance from Andy Woodworth. I leave a comment with my 2 cents and resolve to finish the new transliteracy slideshow by the end of the week so I can post it next Monday.

I proof read my post on the echo chamber, set to publish later in the day.

First thing I do at work is review my notes from last Friday and create the day’s to-do list.
I then proceed to:

  • update the website including adding job seekers page, created by staff
  • hand out monkeys
  • email director about borrowing her nook to make videos on using ebooks
  • check on day in the life – wow! holy hash tag on twitter!
  • work on Kiwanis club presentation for Tuesday. 15 minutes to talk about digital services.
  • answer a lot of emails
  • sketch out plans to do screen-casts of downloading Overdrive ebooks & eaudiobooks
  • turn in an invoice to be paid

At 3:30 I’m driven home by terrible headache blame attempts to kick my diet pepsi habit. I rest until 6:30 then time to get back to it. I put the tea kettle on and:

  • check gmail, answer & send emails
  • response to blog comments
  • peruse #libday4 tag on twitter, realize so many people are participating there is no way I can keep up and respond to all of them.
  • looked a pool on flickr
  • looked at Davids post on foursquare. Realize despite having no interest in anyone knowing exactly where I am ever, I should check it out. I sign up for an account and install it on my Pre. It can’t find my location. awesome. I give up and get back to work on my presentation for Kiwanis.
  • chat with another libraryland person about the connection between place of employment and personal blogs.
  • chat with a different person about upcoming interview & give what tips I can
  • text back and forth with yet another person about transliteracy

At 10 I turn off the computer and  phone and put in some down time before bed.

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4 Responses to “Day in the Life – Monday 1/25/2010 #libday4”

  1. I can't believe how many otherwise excellent Twitter feeds from Library bloggers are marred by 'I've just become Mayor of AreYouSeriouslyTweetingThis!” Is it automatic or something, does foursquare tweet it for you?

  2. agreed! anything automatic like that drives me crazy. It is a choice people make it doesn't have to post to twitter or facebook. Hopefully when the new wears off they'll stop!

  3. I can't believe how many otherwise excellent Twitter feeds from Library bloggers are marred by 'I've just become Mayor of AreYouSeriouslyTweetingThis!” Is it automatic or something, does foursquare tweet it for you?

    • agreed! anything automatic like that drives me crazy. It is a choice people make it doesn't have to post to twitter or facebook. Hopefully when the new wears off they'll stop!

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