It’s officially Monday, June 27. I have decided to blog my entire day, to get an understanding of what a typical day in the summer is for me. Here goes.
12:55 a.m. — Still awake, not really thinking about sleeping. Trying to read a few chapters of my “fun read” book and get in a few magazine articles in before I do fall asleep. I will, without fail, be watching a television show or movie as I fall asleep. It’s the way I operate.
9:56 a.m. — Getting ready for my day. Checking out classes online, finishing up some things for work today, and getting myself ready for the day.
11:20 a.m. — Working at University Communications. My office is located in the basement of Bascom Hall. I am tossing away tons of older magazines (that were never cataloged), drinking Odwalla C Monster juice and listening to Paul Simon. Such a fantastic way to get my day rolling, even though the weather is crummy.
12:05 p.m. — Stopped by Erin’s office (for the Google Book Project) to wish her a happy birthday and drop off her birthday card. Sadly, she was not in
12:13 p.m. — Working at Mills Music Library in the basement of Memorial. A co-worker told me I could never be a scarf designer. We also talked about how you can turn orange if you eat too many carrots.
12:29 p.m. — Just finished getting all of the new books and scores for Mills ready to shelve. What I do here is make sure the cataloging record is correct and take off their “In Process” status. I then shelve them in the new book section, count how many new acquisitions I have done, and then re-shelve the books into the stacks after they have been in the library for two or so weeks. I also get to do rounds up on the Acquisitions floor (Third Floor of Memorial) and grab things from the Marking Room and get the mail for our director. Pretty exciting. I really do love working here, even if I am here for a short amount of time in the day, because I am learning the necessary skills to be a librarian that are almost impossible to teach in the classroom.
1:03 p.m. — In my Corporate and Special Information Services course right now. We’re discussing our guest speakers from last week as well as the tours we took of local special libraries. I am so excited to talk about the Water Library we went to, and the Geology Library as well. Marie Dvorzak, the librarian at Geology, absolutely loves her job and it showed with everything she said. Seeing those who have been in the profession for decades and still loving everything they do gives me a fervor to get into the profession and start making a difference for my patrons.
1:39 p.m. — My favorite time of lecture, the class quotes of the week. Current favorite: “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln
2:43 p.m. — Class break is finished. Now it is time for the guest panelists and their discussion on their careers. It is an interesting mix of professionals today.
3:10 p.m. — Learning about the history of American Girl. The nine year old me is freaking out! Talking about Molly McIntyre right now.
4:09 p.m. — Class has finished, waiting for the 80 bus to take me home.
4:25 p.m. — Home after the bus ride and walk. Showering quick before heading over to the Nitty Gritty in Middleton for Erin’s birthday.
4:50 p.m. — Leave for the Nitty Gritty.
5:15 p.m. — Finally get to the Nitty Gritty after taking a wrong turn and then driving right past the restaurant.
8:47 p.m. — Got home a bit ago from dinner, which was great. I loved meeting Erin’s family as well as eating some delicious food.
9:09 p.m. — Talking to Sam on Skype before beginning my homework (and finding where I left my book). We are currently looking at cute animals on Reddit. This is the best one he’s found so far.
9:27 p.m. — Getting back into the homework/work routine. At least I am watching Glee through it all.
10:12 p.m. — Started the second episode of Glee for the night. Cracked into the second stack of clipsheets. Have read a lot of news today.
11:15 p.m. — In the middle of the third episode of Glee for the evening. Going to get onto Parks and Recreation after we’re done with this. Got a large chunk of clipsheets read for work tomorrow. Going to take a break and get class readings done.