- My first stop of the day was a branch library where I had the chance to do a quick presentation to a staff member recognizing 25 years of service at Sacramento Public Library. While there, I also got to provide a certificate of recognition to another staff member for general awesomeness on the job (that's not how it was worded on the certificate). These are fun occasions and it's great working with folks who deserve such recognition.
- Back at my desk buried deep beneath the Central Library, I worked on another "thing" for the 27 Things (with a two-week reprieve - deadline now August 14!), caught up on emails, chatted with a branch supervisor about specifics on the weeding project prior to her branch's renovation, chatted with our IT manager about the Broadband Stimulus grant that's floating around and whether we ought to apply, wrote an email soliciting applicants for the vacant seats on our new IT Steering Committee (several excited folks have already responded!), and I talked to my boss about my drafting the addendums to the outdated MOU we have with a couple of local school districts based on our meeting yesterday with those folks.
- The rest of my day was just running from one place to the next. First, I attended a conference call with IT, Marketing, and Digital Services folks where we heard about a product called Boopsie that will revolutionize the mobile library website. So they say. But they were pretty darn convincing. But they wouldn't say how much it would cost. Still, it looked a lot better than Innovative's AirPAC.
- Next, I ran up to the Sacramento Room to see a demo of CONTENTdm, our new digital collections management software. It looks very easy to use and very customizable; I can't wait to get our stuff scanned and start making it available online.
- Last, I drove across town to the George Sim Community Center that will house our first GoLibrary. I and our Collections manager wanted to get feedback from the center director about what kinds of stuff they need in the GoLibrary. Bascially, they want an entire library. We'll see what we can do with 500 books. The coolest news from this meeting was from the community center renovation's project manager who told me that another community center in town already wants an SPL GoLibrary of their own and they'll foot the bill just like they did for this one! I'll believe it when I see it but it sure would be cool...
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I can tell this has been a busy week for me because I can hardly believe it's already the end of day 4. I don't feel crazed with work every week but this has been one week where I have not felt like I've had a chance to breathe, really, and I haven't even yet gotten to everything I wanted to touch on. Today was pretty fun, nonetheless.