Sunny in parts…with scattered showers 

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 

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Interviews and staffing

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

Planning, meetings, opening times, open days, comms and library management system reports.

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.

Past, present and future…

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…

It’s all about the conversation…and when to stop

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