The only time I ever really live blogged was when me and my friends had our Harry Potter marathon the weekend before the first half of Deathly Hollows came out in November. Even though live blogging work might not be as exciting as doing one during a movie like Harry Potter, I will do my best not to make it too lame or boring.
Please enjoy my first day attempt to live blog on a normal work day at the New York Public Library!
8:45am – Finally made it into work after roughing through the snow. I still managed to get in early with breakfast in my hand! Sounds like a win to me!
8:50am – Now, I am transferring ReCAP files from Filezilla to work on today’s weekly spreadsheet while enjoying my delicious bagel and large cup of coffee.
9:00am – Finished with my breakfast and posted the ReCAP spreadsheet onto our staff wiki. It’s time to finish up on packing the Land bags and have these Interlibrary Loans shipped out to the IDS participants by today.
9:46am – Making sure the ILL returns were checked in through Millenium then it’s time to log into Illiad 8 and start working on the loan requests.
10:51am – After taking a little bit over an hour to knock out all the requests, it’s time to print the loan slips and have the pages run.
11:03am – Before printing though, it’s really important to double check all the information on the slips to make sure everything is accurate from what materials can really be lent out to the max cost of the article requests. I started out as a page in Stack Maintenance, so it’s usually easier for me to know which materials can or cannot leave our facilities by looking at the call numbers.
11:15am – Took a lot longer to edit the slips today than usual, but I’m just glad we can print them out to be cut and have call slips written for them.
12:03pm – All the slips are written up and faxed… Well, majority of them anyway. Trying to figure out which end is having the technical difficulties.
12:15pm – Seems like they’re busy. I’ll try again later. For now, let’s pack up the SHARES requests to ship them out through UPS.
1:00pm - Lunch time!
1:51pm - Came back early and now back to working on UPS!
2:45pm - Our page came back from across the street with a full bag of materials. I must run down to shipping for a quick errand before processing anything.
3:10pm - Done with my errands, and it’s time to start processing the materials. Majority of them should be going to the IDS participants.
3:25pm - Want to know what the best thing about working in the library is? You encounter numerous interesting books you never heard of. Unlike when I was in high school, studying about history is slowly becoming hobbie of mine. And this book Maus by Art Spiegelman looks like a good read. Definitely have to remember it!
3:35pm - Finished processing and printed the green labels. All that’s left to do now is cut them, wrap them onto the materials, and pack them up accordingly (Land, Metro, or UPS).
4:05pm - Done, done, and… done! There are a few materials that can’t seem to be located from today’s requests. That only means one thing… Time for me to go into the stacks!
4:30pm – Located 1 out of the 2 requests, which consisted of 4 microfilm reels. Score one for this guy!
5:00pm – Time to clock out!