Mid-semester already and at the 'wading through treacle' phase. We have had the excitement of the beginning of semester with new developments such as Learning Commons 2 opening and getting the Library re-organised for the start of the refurbishment works, and now it is work, work and more work. The Library building itself is busy … Continue reading Sunny in parts…with scattered showers
Today has been about interviews. Interviewing for a part time Circulation Assistant. It went well and although we haven't made any decisions yet, I'm pleased with the possibilities. I spend a lot of time on staffing related stuff - it seems like too much time and is quite frustrating. The reasons are that we have a … Continue reading Interviews and staffing
Monday 24th July Planned meetings re IT Helpdesk system - ongoing maintenance and development Late evening opening - the Library has been open 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday during June and July. From 31st July we open 9:00am-8:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00-5:00 Friday (closed weekends). This is mainly because exam resits take place in the … Continue reading Planning, meetings, opening times, open days, comms and library management system reports.
We now seem to be into our stride with 'out of semester' work. It takes a couple of weeks to switch from the student focused semester service to a more steady but just as busy work pattern. There are still students using the library on a daily basis mainly Masters students and international students but … Continue reading Day by day – out of semester
The end of another Semester and we made it through with some success. I always expect to feel really upbeat and giddily happy at the end of the semester / academic year whereas actually it is a mixture of relief and satisfaction for all we've achieved and the service we've provided and the students that … Continue reading Past, present and future…
This week has been a 'noisy' week - a week filled with meetings, conversations and discussions. Mostly valuable and worthwhile, some even enjoyable in a work context, but nevertheless a lot of interactions. Team meetings with teams, catch up meetings with Supervisors, catch up meetings with line managers, Resources and Facilities meetings, project meetings about … Continue reading It’s all about the conversation…and when to stop