My first installment for Library Day in the Life Round 6:
- Woke up exhausted with an ongoing flu that I’d been battling all weekend.
- Arrived at work and trained a new reference employee. Went through administrative stuff with her–time sheets, hours, breaks, our scheduling software–and gave her the grand tour of the Library.
- Organized my handouts, PowerPoint slides and talking points for a business administration research skills workshop I had to teach at 2pm.
- Took a quick break to buy coffee.
- Talked with a kinesiology instructor whose class I’ll be teaching later in the week.
- With great unease I learned that the projector lamp in the instruction lab has been indicating that it needs to be replaced for a few days. In any case, the students filtered in, the instructor for the class and I chatted briefly, and then it was time to teach.
Websites, newspapers, company and industry profiles, SWOT analyses, census data… The next hour and a half was spent showing students a wide variety of resources to help them with a project they will need to do on business plans.
- Headed to the Information Desk. I spent the next hour and a half answering a few questions about APA citation, signing out laptops, looking up books in the catalogue, and working on the reference schedule for February.
- Saved a few files to my email to work on from home, skimmed through emails received throughout the day, chatted with co-workers, then headed for home.
- Heated up a bit of leftovers (vegetarian shepherd’s pie) and took a long nap with hopes that my cold/flu will thank me for the attempt at rest and relaxation.
- Reworked activities for my second shot at delivering the business research session in the morning.
- Took a quick shower and (shamefully) downloaded and watched the latest episode of Gossip Girl.
1am: Time for bed!