The week is coming to a close…and I’m sure I accomplished a few things:
- Negotiated new performance plans with 3 of my staff. Two are complete; 1 yet to discuss; 2 more yet to negotiate.
- Reviewed spreadsheets for a title overlap analysis…lots of spreadsheets…and more yet to work on next week
- Prepped worksheets for the ALS Survey which I need to complete early next week; read the ARL survey and noted that they’ve changed the definitions for some serials categories (AGH!)
- Reviewed and/or finalized several licenses
- Cancelled 1 database; sent usage data on another to collections decision-makers
- Heard the bad budget news: 4.25% call back for this FY and planning for worst case scenario for FY10, a 15% cut; no $$ to cover inflation on serials/monos
- Took collection footprint reduction plan to the leadership council, which required a pre-meeting with the head of Gen Info Srvs since her sorting unit will be impacted; next stop: Collections Council
- Emails flying about the NASIG Unconference; things will really pick up by the first week of March
- Met with our Ebsco reps
- Minimal Verde work this week (not because there aren’t things to do… )
- Attended various meetings
- Updated the TSRT website (or was that last Friday?)
- Responded to a good number of NASIG board emails
- Read a few cool library-related blog posts & forwarded them to staff
It was a long & busy week. Next week looks like it will be busy, too. Is there ever a week that is NOT busy in library-land?