Thursday, January 27, 2011

Library day in the life, 1/27/11

7:55 AM -- Arrive at work. Attempt to sign on for virtual reference shift. Discover that the desktop is still barfing on java. Pull out laptop that was at hand for just this eventuality. Sign in to virtual reference shift on time.

8 - 9 AM -- Virtual reference.

9 - 10:30 AM -- Breakfast, update official library blog, email, FriendFeed, administrivia.

10:30 - 11:45 AM -- Religious Studies class presentation.

11:45 AM - 2 PM -- Yeah, so. Some days lunch never happens. Not because the work is so quantitatively or qualitatively different, but just because things are weird. Bad vibes, dude. Sometimes, especially when one is working longer/unplanned hours on other days of the week, one decides to call it a day, grab the thick file of library research articles one needs to read through before getting much further into a pilot project, and head out for lunch and home. It is an amazing, unusual benefit of my job--not in the official HR sense of the word, just, a good thing--that I can do this. I have the flexibility, I have the trusted team. I do my best to offer them the same flexibility with their schedules.

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