I am currently reaping the rewards of an overachiever multitasking; presenting at a local conference last week, preparing to present a poster at ACRL next week, surviving midterms for two classes (one completely online graduate level), finessing a plethora of web page updates, and - let's not forget - actually performing my librarian duties. While updating my vitae this morning, I spent time convincing myself it would all be worth it in the end. Right now it's a hard sell.
I haven't ordered a juvenile book in weeks! I have four journals awaiting my perusal and subsequent selection (aka collection development). On the plus side:
- The recent slow down on ordering allowed invoices to clear. The acquisitions librarian will have an easier time processing my records of spending against her records.
- After the ACRL conference, I'll have a clear picture of remaining budget lines and be able to to allocate remaining funds where they will do the most good.
- I have another presentation to add to my vitae.
- I have another poster session to add to my vitae (a first with ACRL).
- I have another grad class to add to my vitae, along with the lab class.
- I refreshed skills with PowerPoint and Publisher.
- I learned how to use Google sites and created a web site to supplement the online course, using Google sites to teach about Google sites.
- I learned about all sorts of cool new web 2.0 technology at the recent conference including Pageflakes, VoiceThread, Voki, Animoto, Jing, Photofeedd, Photobucket, and Prezi.
- I had technology refreshers in Flickr, Picasa, and TeacherTube.
Now, if only I had time to read a book. I miss my lunchtime children's literature reading hour.