Reflective Log: Monday 1st July 2013

I cannot believe it is the 1st July already – this means I’ve been in my job for 8 months today, and I have under 3 months left. I’ll be sad to leave because I love it here and I’ve really settled in, but 8 months is a long time for me to stay in one place, so I’m looking forward to the change.

From what I can remember, last week was pretty much entirely filled with the journal discard. My back was doing better than it had been the week before so I was able to help whack everything into the skip again, which is what I spent the bulk of the week doing. If I wasn’t on skip duty, I was helping take down shelves ready to re-arrange the journal floor, or shifting around the journals we’re keeping. Again, these tasks were good fun because I got to see more of people that I don’t normally work with, because a good range of staff members got their hands stuck in. Not a lot else to say on that!

I did spend some more time working on my project on accessibility within the library for disabled users – I spent a morning fiddling around trying to put it on our survey programme-type thing that the University pays for, BOS (Bristol Online Surveys). This took a surprisingly long amount of time because I needed to work out how to use the site, and how to format the questions. There was a lot of rearranging and a bit of swearing when I thought I’d finished it and then realised there was the option to create different pages but no option to shift questions across them, so I had to delete a lot of it and start again! Oops!

On Wednesday morning I attended a staff training session on Endnote X7. It was fairly confusing for me because I’ve never used Endnote desktop before, and the session focused on changes between the new and the old version, as opposed to how to use it, but I could at least now tell you about uploading and organising PDFs!

Thursday morning was my time with acquisitions, and it was yet more journal-related shenanigans. I was re-labelling the journals in our Development Collection with their Dewey number, ready to be moved in with the main journal collection downstairs, because they’ve been weeded to such an extent that there isn’t really much point keeping them in a separate place anymore! The shelves did look very sad.

That’s pretty much all for now, folks. This week should be a good’un as I’m visiting some of the GTs at Manchester Met 🙂


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3 thoughts on “Reflective Log: Monday 1st July 2013

  1. tribigild

    That photo just looks… wrong. Recycle?

    • I *think* they are being recycled somehow. But obvs they need to be taken away in a skip because there’s no other way of getting the volume of journals we have away – we’ve filled 4 entire skips!

      • tribigild

        Now that would’ve been an overwhelming photo.

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