Friday, 22 May 2015

Day by day - last week of semester

Monday 18th May
Checking up on usage figures for library over weekend especially as the VLE had been down the previous night.
Other statistics including 3 hour loans in light of plans to move the collection during the summer
Spent the afternoon at the IT Helpdesk catching up on any issues and incidents.

Tuesday 19th May
Academic and Learner Services monthly team meeting
Interviews for VLE Manager post - on the interview panel so it was a really interesting day.  It's a great job.  It reminded me why I like learning technology so much and wish I had the chance to do more now rather than management stuff.  It may prompt me not to get bogged down in what we do and what we are trying to do and instead go for introducing something new and innovative.

After work went to a talk at the National library of Scotland about the spy novels of Graham Greene as part of Edinburgh University Spy week.

Wednesday 20th May
Change Advisory Board - this is making a difference as far as communicating changes to IT systems that affect users.  Updated the systems status page and the knowledgebase announcements

After work went to a Blipfoto focus group

Thursday 21st May
ALT GPC meeting online.  Google hangouts are working well for this sort of meeting.

Second meeting of new Library Management System planning meeting looking at requirements of framework.  Interesting but quite laborious and lots of concentrating on the details.

Friday 22nd May
Last day of semester and no meetings.
The library was busy with students right up until the last exam - finally quieter today for the first time since September.
Caught up with lost of emails and started to plan tasks for next week:
Communications about the building works that will affect access to the library
Laptop lockers that are being purchased
Operational group for circulation, document delivery and inventory of new LMS
Planning delegated tasks for customer services staff from other staff in department
Weeding / stock relegation process and progress

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