In further documenting my days as a librarian at Red Deer College Library, as part of the Library Day in the Life project, here is how the last two days went.
Wednesday morning I headed to the Black Knight Inn to discuss details about the upcoming RDC Faculty Association social (the Sizzler) I am helping to coordinate for a second year. After, I went to a doctor appointment then rolled into work at 1:30PM. After some class prep, a brief meeting with the Library Chair to discuss what I am up to, and doing a very quiet virtual reference shift, I went to the night class I teach each week. It was a work period so only a few students attended with questions about a project they have to do researching Web 2.0 applications.
Today I taught an education assistant class all about researching exceptionalities, so much of the morning was devoted to creating a handout and PowerPoint for them. We covered evaluating websites, finding books, and finding articles. Most of the class was hands on, with students needing to explore various resources while answering questions on the worksheet I prepared, followed by a review of what they had learned. It felt rushed, but went well overall.
After my class, I met another librarian who had been showing some of his art work in the Library. Together, we took down his pieces and replaced them with some prints of photos I have taken from across Canada. (These images are available on Flickr.) I am a very amateur photographer and am very happy to have the opportunity to show my work.
I ended my work day by attending the General Meeting for the RDC Faculty Association then attending the faculty pub the association hosts following each meeting. It was a good time to relax, and sell tickets for the Sizzler. I then went shopping for decorations for the event (including fishing twine to hang decorations, and organza bags) before calling it a day.