So, call me a twopointopian for loving my workday today. If exploring new worlds for librarianship, experimenting with new ways to do what we do and raving about it isn’t your thing, skip this post.
Here’s why today was fantastic for me:
9:15am - 20 minutes or so in a meeting for Enquiry and Loans staff showing pretty slides and telling them what emerging technology is and why I think it’s important for library staff to learn about it, and then outlining the 23 Things program.
9:40am – Upstairs to the accountant for Teaching and Learning where I used her credit card to order a Second Life island for the university.
10am – 12pm – Reference desk shift. Just another ordinary one, where I felt like I helped people and their faces lit up when I explained what the library held for them.
12:15pm – Emailed all library staff announcing the 23 Things program starting mid September, and inviting them to register
12:30pm – Emailed the university’s Second Life Interest Group telling them that we have an island
1:30pm – 5:00pm Seminar with Stephen Abram where he outlined Top 10 Strategies for Library Success and with versatile wit, speed of thought and intelligent charm quietly blew the minds of 30 or so librarians.
5:00pm – 5:30pm Made a short video clip of Stephen talking about 23 Things programs, to use for the launch of the 23 things at work.
6:00pm – 10:30pm Shared food and drink with Stephen and six other librarians who all were interesting thinkers and conversationalists.
UPDATE 2 September 2007: OK, so I had a lot of awesome library techie things improbably converge in the one 12 hour period. “Couldn’t possibly get better”, I thought.
This weekend when catching up on my feeds, I discovered it did get better. On the same day, Michael Stephens from Tame the Web highlighted this blog as one of his 5 blogs for Blog Day07 that “inspire me, engage me and make me think”.
Excuse me, I’m off to lie down in a quiet room.