reading round-up…

A sample of my readings in the blogosphere this week… * Social Networking Experiment at Ohio State – campus admins say let students manage the marketing to other students. –via the Chronicle (not sure if  this requires a subscription) * on the Elsevier boycott here and here –via Scholarly Kitchen * cool Library Data on tumblr –via @librarydata *…

library day in the life – day 5

All right! I looked at the clock at 6:44 this morning. Much better than the last few days. By 8am I’m at my desk testing a few Voyager reports to see if they’ll provide decent information for my colleague’s class assignment. One looks decent; the other crashes. I’m using a 3rd party software to run…

day in the life – day 4

Here we go again. 6:40am. At my desk. I really didn’t want to wake up at 4:44. This is getting tiring… Oh, and my heat conked out yesterday. Overnight, the indoor temp fell to 59. Fortunately, temperatures have been around 60 outside, but everything changes tonight. Winter returns and the highs will stay mostly in…

day 3 – library day in the life

You must be bored by now, right?  You can probably guess how my day started… email, calendar, rss. Unfortunately, it started earlier than I planned. Again. My internal alarm went off at 4:45 and I laid in bed, tossed and turned. Sleep did not find me. I crawled out of bed at 5:30 and padded…

day in the life – day 2

Day 2 I’m in the office at 7:30, flipped one switch but not the other to get the computer booted. I stared at it for a minute before thinking I did it again…   It seems like it takes almost 10 minutes to get everything set for the day. Firefox takes forever to come up. (You know,…

library day in the life, round 8

It’s time for the Library Day in the Life Project. Background: I have 2 jobs: I’m the Library Data Coordinator and the Coordinator of Electronic Publishing, New Prairie Press (NPP), at a large academic library. The data coordinator position was created out of our reorganization in 2010.  I’m consolidating reporting activities, creating a master query database…