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Library Day in the Life, Round 5: Weekly Roundup 2010

After seeing Bobbie Newman’s calls for participation for ‘Library Day in the Life’ the past few years, I decided this was the year. Not only the year that I would participate but also the year I would get a blog up and running past the design phase to the fully functional stage.
The week was somewhat typical in many respects, but atypical in a few regards as well. Since one of the out of the ordinary things was being out of town for over half of the week, for my first blog entry for the Lone Star Librarian, I will provide a weekly roundup for my ‘Library Day in the Life’ participation.

Monday, July 26th – Friday, July 30th

Drive to Austin, Texas to attend the Texas Library Association’s Annual Assembly.

In Austin
Was a co-advocate for a Beta Phi Mu (Beta Lambda Chapter) 2011 TLA Conference program. One of our faculty advisors and myself met with four members from the 2011 Conference Program Committee to pitch our program.
Attended the Distributed E-Learning Round Table Business Meeting as Secretary/Treasurer.
Attended Council Session I as councilor and representative for TLA District 7.

In Austin
Attended Council Session II as councilor for District 7
Drive back home to Dallas and get ready for work the next day.

As part of the reference team, I covered the Information Desk for an hour from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Since I am the subject specialist for Computer Science, Kinesiology & Sports, Library & Information Studies, and Mathematics, I had an appointment scheduled with a mathematics graduate student who is in the process of writing her professional paper.  Helped her with the subject guide and several databases to search for her topic.
Attended the Handheld Librarian Conference III virtually with others from my library.
Wanted to attend more sessions, but was able to sit in on Sara Houghton-Jan’s session on ‘Augmented Reality,’
David Lee King’s keynote, “Meta Social: Online Interactions (& How to Make them Rock),” and the Pecha Kucha featuring Anne Peters, Heather Williams, Bohyun Kim and Matthew Hamilton

Information Desk duty from 9:00-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
During the afternoon, I worked over the phone with a SLIS student in the class on collection development.
Catch up on email, messages, and miscellaneous office tasks.
Our department took one of our long-term graduate assistants out to lunch for her last day at work.

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