Back in July, I participated in a web-wide librarian event entitled Library Day in the Life. This event was created by the terrific librarian-blogger Bobbi Newman to allow people who work in libraries to share the great variety of work we do with students, patrons, and fellow librarians. For more on what I do, check out my post from July.
A Day in the Life of an Information Lifecycle Management Assistant
- wake up late after a rough night due to my son having frequent coughing fits.
- once out of bed though, he seems alert and energetic so now it’s time to chase him down to get him to school.
- my wife drives my son and I to the school. He goes to the childrens’ center, I go to the library.
- sort through my email and catch up on social media sites.
- scan a few articles from Peter Kurilecz’s Records & Archives in the News (RAIN) update, but none of them seem worth in-depth reading today.
- spend some time planning out tasks for the work week to come.
- worked on a project to calculate the amount each administrative office at the school would pay for records storage (costs currently absorbed by the library).
- lunch break: the students are back so there are nearly no seats left in the cafeteria. I’m able to sneak into a dark corner to eat my salad and write in my journal.
- for one hour I’m on-call to page materials to the reading room from the stacks, but I’m not needed.
- read articles from professional literature and blogs related to libraries, archives, records management and general news. Tag some articles on Delicious.
- place an order to retrieve a box of student records from offsite storage.
- get a call from the Childrens Center that my son didn’t nap well due to coughing fits, and he’s a little warm but not feverish.
- work on accessioning five boxes of videos which includes making a preliminary inventory, labeling & barcoding the boxes and preparing accession forms.
- talk to wife on phone about coming to pick up me & our sick son on a miserable, rainy night.
- close out day & head to the Childrens Center.
- my “sick” son is cheerfully jumping up & down and playing with his friends. As usual, he doesn’t want to go home.
- supper, tubby time, bedtime for the boy & chores for me, and that was the day that was.
I think a lot of people are doing “A Week in the Life…” but for me I will end it there unless there’s some popular demand in the comments for more.