Apparently July showed up while I wasn’t paying attention and now it’s really summer. In case you were wondering, yes, it is hot here in south Georgia. Very hot and very humid. It seems even worse than it was in Mississippi, but that could be my imagination, or the fact that I wasn’t there in the middle of the summer. In any case, I’m thankful that I have a job where I can stay indoors for the majority of the day.
So I’m back to the usual schedule, although this week is also a little shorter than usual because Monday was the 4th of July, so the library wasn’t opened. But it feels like things are back to normal anyway. I’ve really started in on selecting resources for the grad school prep LibGuide. I think we’ve got enough to create an entire LibGuide from it instead of just tacking the resources onto the existing one about career development. Right now I’m just compiling resources that the library has access to, but pretty soon I think I’ll get to actually start working with the LibGuides software, which will be cool.
Jacqueline also let me know that she wants me to create a display for the library. I’m not entirely sure what will go into the display; I think it’s just supposed to be something to catch students’ eyes and make them aware of some of the books and resources we offer. So I need to start coming up with ideas for that. I’ve never been the most creative person in the world, so this may be a challenge, but I think I’m up to it.
In order to make up some hours I went into the library in the evening on Tuesday. It’s definitely a different environment in the evening. There are still students and members of the community there, but there are fewer and things seem quieter. I was able to work on collection development a little more and went through some new Choice magazines for reference sources. It’s a good time to get work done.
Over at the public library I mostly worked on going through my bibliographies. The class I’m teaching on Friday is a repeat of the first class I taught on computer basics, so I don’t have as much to prepare. I do plan on updating a few things, though, and I certainly want to make sure I know the material even better than I did the first time around.