Today is the final day of Library Day in the Life, an international initiative where library workers share their daily activities to illustrate what it’s like to be a librarian (read my earlier posts here). Our roles vary considerably and it’s been really interesting to read more about librarians in different sectors to me. I’m not entirely sure whether #libday5 will break out of the echo chamber but I’ve enjoyed participating this time around.
So this morning I arrived slightly later than usual to a two and a half hour Faculty Liaison Team meeting. Generally we stick to monthly meetings to discuss activities within the team and up-date each other on project work. On this occasion the director of library services was invited along to share news of the library budget for next year and what the impact of this may be. Later another colleague from our procurement section came along to talk about his role and the development of a new procurement strategy – approved suppliers, processes etc. for purchases.
Following on from lunch in the afternoon I spent some time back at my own desk sorting through agendas, minutes, notes and paperwork in general from the week. I managed to clear through a lot of old emails too I’d had pending for a while – issues concerning access to electronic journals, updates on changes to the document supply service (including a name change) and reading list amendments.
After tying up the loose ends I headed home slightly earlier than usual too… Think I’m still exhausted from my mega early start on Wednesday. Tonight I’m heading to Nottingham to see my pal’s band and then at the weekend I’ll be in Coventry helping my boyfriend’s sister move house. No rest for the wicked eh.