Day in Life: Thursday 7/30

No update for Wednesday. I stayed home with major sinus pain plus no sleep after our power went out at 9 p.m. and stayed out ALL NIGHT. As in, 9 (nine) hours. 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. On one of the muggiest days of the year. But I’m not bitter. On to Thursday…


Put on a new pot of coffee. Review accumulated mail from Wednesday and answer some. Follow a link to a libraryish news round up one of the libraries puts out and review what’s included this week. Browse a few articles. Follow up on a few miscellaneous items from earlier in the week.

Work on Verde documentation for e-resource staff. I drafted the docs earlier and had left the tough parts for later.  Now the tough parts need to be figured out.  Work on documentation for running a trial and bounce between the doc and Verde as I try to figure out the best way to do things and the best way to write it up.  I’m also thinking through the best way to make all the docs available: on our share drive, via the web, etc.


Download and start reading the OLE Project report while I eat some lunch.  IM with boss about upcoming projects and meetings.

Chat with my assistant, a library school student who’s been doing Verde migration work for the past few months. Today is her last day with us, boo. Compare notes on our respective museum and library classes.

Review slides for Ex Libris URM focus group I’m participating in and write up long-overdue comments.

Meet with training and doc librarian to discuss training program for Verde. Find out that we might be able to do a web tutorial for Verde.  Cool. Also learn lots of useful Aleph acquisitions background info from her.

Send follow up info to training and doc librarian and investigate a couple things related to our meeting.

Decide that I need to get out of the building, rope in assistant (who, bless her, wants to finish what she’s working on) and colleague to go get frozen yogurt.

Back in the office, catch up on and reply to e-mail, wrap up things with my assistant and say goodbye. Head home.