What I did during my summer

(The title of this post was going to be “What I did during my summer vacation” except I’m on a 12-month contract.)

Maura Smale posted her #summerIdidlist on her blog recently, so since this has been a particularly busy summer, I thought I’d do the same:

  • Submitted an article manuscript to portal.
  • Facilitated a conversation among all of our librarians about how instruction went during the past year under our new liaison model: what went well, what we want to do differently, whether the division of labor was equitable, etc..
  • With my coworker Suzanne Hinnefeld, presented a poster at ALA Annual.
  • Organized and facilitated a half-day in-person meeting of the statewide committee that, as of the close of that meeting, I no longer chair.
  • Organized and facilitated a daylong regional Unconference on information literacy instruction for librarians in northern Indiana, as a function of that committee.
  • Built a search widget for, and got said search widget installed on the library’s home page, that searches Primo Central (our discovery layer), without breaking the library’s home page while messing about on the live production server because we have no test server for the library website.
  • Assumed the role of coordinator for my campus’s new first-year seminar, and worked with other gen ed coordinators to plan a day of faculty development during the week before classes started.
  • Had my article manuscript accepted pending revisions.
  • Served on a search committee for a reference/instruction/liaison librarian position.

and (drumroll, please)…

You know it’s been a busy summer when you’re looking forward to the first day of class because that’s when things will start to calm down.

Update: here’s the pen-and-paper version.

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