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Library Day in the Life Round 6 Wrap Up

This week marked the second time I’ve participated in the Library Day in the Life project. In Round 5, I carefully took notes during the day and blogged each night.  This time around, although I still support the concept, I tweeted. Below are tweets I came up with during the week. They paint a life of meetings, reference and advising people on tech matters. That seems about right. If you have questions about anything below, ask in comments and I’ll answer if I can. Now, the tweets:

Monday, January 24, 2011

#libday6 ref shift was mostly signing patrons onto Internet and working on a few remote access problems. Monday, January 24, 2011 5:11:09 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 hour after lunch split between being showed repaired equip in micrographics and researching layer 2 broadband. Ref @ 3. Monday, January 24, 2011 2:47:38 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 also referred a realmedia access problem to my IT specialist. Monday, January 24, 2011 1:02:20 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 Archives web update was easy. Posted some museum press releases and updated their Elluminate archive. Now lunch. Monday, January 24, 2011 12:59:49 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 after break – quick temp notice for archives web pages, then helping on a Digital Pipeline issue. 10:14 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck
#libday6 Spent 1.5 HR updating Museum newsletter archive. Added 16 bulletins, added dates and notes to web page. 10:12 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck
@diylibrarian which two Juneau librarians are you following? I’d like to follow any Juneau based librarians who aren’t me. #libday6 6:43 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck in reply to diylibrarian
librarianbyday If you’re taking photos for #libday6 don’t’ forget to add them to the Flickr Pool http://bit.ly/iflXCd 4:22 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck Retweeted by DanielCornwall and 2 others
#libday6 Currently reviewing feeds in Tweetdeck for iPhone while on stationary bike. 6:22 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck
#libday6 Today’s plan – updates for museum & archives for vacationing webmaster, ref shift in afternoon & some IT liaison stuff between. 6:20 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck
#libday6 I plan on tweets coming early morning, during lunch & breaks, and perhaps one or two after work, M-F 6:17 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck
#libday6 This week I’m tweeting for Library day in the Life Round 6. For background see “What Librarians Do” Alaskanlibrarian.wordpress.com 6:13 AM Jan 24th via TweetDeck

Tuesday, January 26, 2011

@cclibrarian Reminds me of when I interned at Tyndall AFB in Panama City FL. I was one of two MLS’. Proud of my ILS management. Cataloging N Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:04:27 PM via web in reply to cclibrarian
@rhonabwy See http://web.archive.org/web/20061004130037/http://www.va.gov/gilgamesh/index.htm Looks like the VA took down the original. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:02:31 PM via web in reply to rhonabwy
#libday6http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/80769365 – Avoiding Litigation Landmines. Gritty and effective. Learn how to avoid nine traps. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:56:42 PM via web
#libday6 Finished my class, then wound up helping a colleague on a Census question. Now on way home. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:12:49 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 wkshp useful so far. Emailing on breaks. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:29:29 AM via TweetDeck
@rhonabwy Did you know the VA did an animated film using giglamesh? Had to do with PTSD. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:44:17 AM via TweetDeck in reply to rhonabwy
@cclibrarian I like the idea of the same person doing cataloging and LibGuides. Is this innovation, short staffing or a combo? Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:28:07 AM via TweetDeck in reply to cclibrarian
mridley Reading/Admiring “It’s the ‘glass half full’ people who will define the future of libraries” @rtennat http://bit.ly/gArvS5 #libday6 Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:45:14 AM via TweetDeck Retweeted by DanielCornwall and 1 other
@RachaelNeu @CanuckLibrarian That’s my understanding from participating in the the last round. #libday6 Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:20:14 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 today’s training is in human resources and I’m looking forward to it. As a manager it is important to keep up with correct policy. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:07:20 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 for the past two months my normal Tue has included two hours of barcoding boxes at the State Archives. Today I’m in all day trng. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:04:36 AM via TweetDeck

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

#libday6 – Alaska Dispatch ran my blog post about the increasing use of Alaska’s libraries. http://tinyurl.com/4u9pvb2 Thanks Dispatch! Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:16:25 PM via web
#libday6 – On the plus side, I did get the one “drop-dead” task for the day done and the AkLA 2011 meeting was positive. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:01:07 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 The extra meeting had to do with Alaska’s Broadband grant RFP. I also got dealt a meeting for tomorrow morning on digital records Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:59:33 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 As you might imagine from my twitter silence, today was very busy. Got an extra meeting w/background material. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:57:36 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57207064 – Morning mtg featured this ref interview video. Good. Interview is one edge over Google. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:06:02 AM via web
#libday6 forgot I also have an open Userful/RealAudio issue involving an online Alaskan Native phrasebook. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:45:24 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 also plan to implement some filing ideas from yesterday’s workshop. Or at least start. Maybe a little BTOP or NDSA as well. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:11:02 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 For today, section meeting, lunch meeting to plan state library conf. Hope to do some IT liaison work in between. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:08:47 AM via TweetDeck

Thursday January 27, 2011

#libday6 There are many good and important things I could be doing this evening – meeting prep. Conf prep. PHP study. I’m ripping cds. Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:42:02 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 During ref shift helped patron print MS Works doc and answered staff questions about LinkedIn. After made progress on newsletter. Thursday, January 27, 2011 5:15:45 PM via TweetDeck
Next up ref desk from 3-4:30. Then hopefully work on newsletter from 4:30 to 5. Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:48:21 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 Did lunch. Then posted Museum PR, helped a librarian w/Surveymonkey and reviewed a request to reformat some Archives pages. Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:46:27 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 both my morning meetings generated new assignments – divisionwide speaker and digital records policy. Also added Fri mtg. Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:12:22 PM via TweetDeck
#libday6 Aside from work, I also have some LIS side projects, mostly govdocs. I’m passionate about my field. Likely more about that later. Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:28:41 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 Ideally, I’d also touch base with NDSA Action teams I’m working with, but I’m guessing tomorrow or next week. Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:24:23 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 Today – two meetings (digital records and museum marketing) and an afternoon ref shift. Also should work on appraisal and filing. Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:21:52 AM via TweetDeck
@librarianbyday Thanks. They’ve published me before, but not in this subject area. Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:15:17 AM via TweetDeck in reply to librarianbyday

Friday, January 28, 2011
#libday6 Received and posted three fugitive documents to http://lostdocs.freegovinfo.info. I don’t get paid to do this. Docs a passion. about 15 hours ago via TweetDeck
#libday6 Ref shift was good. Arranged to show Zotero to a staffer on Monday and searched for a 1950 book. Going out w/2 work friends. about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck
#libday6 Last of today’s meeting ended early with good news about microfilm digitization. Score! Off to ref desk. about 21 hours ago via TweetDeck
#libday6 Happiness! All meetings so far have ended early with manageable action items. Had chance to ans q about Zotero and other email. about 23 hours ago via TweetDeck
#libday6 Bldg mtg ended early, which allowed me to send out newsletter and handle web question. 5 min till digital records mtg. Friday, January 28, 2011 9:56:14 AM via TweetDeck
mattrweaver Installing WAMP, Drush & Drupal on Windows 7 on Vimeo – http://icio.us/OAUY5z #libday6 Friday, January 28, 2011 6:11:49 AM via Delicious Retweeted by DanielCornwall
johnmac38 Final added entry to my blog – a cataloguing poem: http://bit.ly/ejt6NB #libday6 Friday, January 28, 2011 5:05:56 AM via web Retweeted by DanielCornwall and 1 other
lemurph Oh students, if you gossip about last night outside my door then I can hear you. Wish I had the power to un-know. #libday6 Friday, January 28, 2011 5:25:03 AM via TweetDeck Retweeted by DanielCornwall
#libday6 tonight or more likely tomorrow, I’ll have a blog post collecting my tweets and perhaps offering thoughts outside 140 chars. Friday, January 28, 2011 5:59:53 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 8:30-10 new Bldg, 10-12 digital records, 12-1, conf planning, 2-3 micrographics update, 3-4:30 Ref. Friday, January 28, 2011 5:56:19 AM via TweetDeck
#libday6 Today is meeting heavy even for me. I work 8:30-5. Aside from, I’m scheduled for a mtg or desk shift till 4:30p. Friday, January 28, 2011 5:52:28 AM via TweetDeck

One thing in the tweets I don’t usually do are the numerous web updates I did for the State Museum and State Archives.  I supervise the division webmaster and she’d usually be the one to post press releases and fix links. She was on the last part of a two week vacation last week, so I did the easy stuff and took notes on the more complicated assignments that she’ll work on when she gets back. As a manager of a section I think it is important that at least two people are trained in common tasks. No service of your institution should come to a total halt just because someone is out for more than a couple of days. You don’t have to make the person providing coverage EQUAL to the absent person. But you should have somebody who can provide basic functionality.

I did save one more tweet:

Last Official #libday6 Tweet

#libday6 Last Tweet – If you’re never passionate about your field, seek other work. You’ll be happier and so will we. about 15 hours ago via TweetDeck


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