Day in the Life (round 6)

I am the Electronic and Educational Resources Librarian at Belmont University in Nashville, TN and I’m participating in the Library Day in the Life #6.  Here’s today’s summary…

8-9am – arrive at work, check in on Friendfeed, Twitter and with my coworkers.  Also, checking email and responding to requests for help from the weekend.  Today’s plan is to work on the Education department’s order and continue prepping for two healthcare and social media sessions I’ll be teaching later this month.

9-10am – answered question about the number of seats for a database and contacted that database about opening more seats for training this week.  Googled for news articles about medical professionals and social media

10-11am – attended a webinar on the Tennessee Electronic Library TEL’em Toolkit; continued searching for resources and examples of social media and healthcare; discussed adding free resources to our databases available in Serials Solutions

11am-noon – hot tea to soothe my scratchy throat and still more resources for social media and pharmacists.  It’s interesting to see the 2.0 discussion in another field 🙂  A quick round of checks on Friendfeed/Facebook/Twitter and some chatting with coworkers round out this hour.

Noon-1pm – lunch!  I try to take my lunch away from my desk most days, if I can.  I find it helps improve my mood and motivation for that afternoon stretch.

1-2pm – post lunch email & social media check; worked on Education book order; answered content coverage question for a database, which led to the discovery of an issue with coverage dates for a library-managed holdings collection in Serials Solutions…ugh.  Add that to the to-do list.  Schedule an instruction session for our Montessori education students.

2-3pm – sent email for the faculty senate committee I’m chairing, requesting awards nominees for university-wide awards to be given this spring; emailed vendor to request updated title list (with correct coverage end dates) for issue in SerSol; sorted the *enormous* stack of e-resource Choice cards on my desk

3-4:30pm – distribute Choice cards to appropriate liaisons; check lingering off-campus access issue for database; talk with ILL person about scanner issues she’s been having over the past week; check to ensure all files needed will be available in case bad weather means I need to work from home later this week (major snow is possibly in the forecast)


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