Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Day in Pictures, Library Day in the Life Round #8

Here are some highlights from my day yesterday:

As per usual, I started the day feeling jealous of my cat. I love my job, but I'd also love to sleep in more frequently.

Holly Golightly, aka HRH Princess Holly Butt

Once I arrived at work, I found the place empty. This is typical for early mornings at this time in the semester.

First floor, Reference Area (near my office)

I checked my email, did a few random things, and then it was time for a series of student meetings. I'm teaching a First Year Seminar (think freshmen writing on steroids), and I'm meeting with each student individually to go over their first papers.

The Assignment Sheet

Next up was lunch. I typically get out of the library, but I try to eat in the staff room at least once a week and Monday seemed as good a day as any.

Kashi Pita Crisps, Annie's P'sghetti Loops with Soy Meatballs, Clementine Orange, and Water. Yum.

After lunch I checked my social networks, ended up posting and commenting on a couple of things on Google+. It was a combination of professional conversation and pure fun.

Google+ Screen Shot

Once I finished that, I walked around campus, for over an hour, putting up posters to announce my library's new Twitter and Facebook accounts. This was my favorite part of the day, mostly because of the sights I saw along the way.

Roy, One of the Canine Members of the Communication Department
A Feral (?) Cat Near the English House
A Poster "in situ"

After I got back to my office, I spent the rest of the day working on my application materials for Library Leadership Ohio. (I finished them today. Yay!)

Library Leadership Ohio 2012

Not exactly a typical day, but as close to typical as I ever get. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

In case you're unfamiliar with the project, here's some more information about the Library Day in Life Project. Also, here's what I wrote for the last round.


  1. Thanks for sharing your day, Jessica. I really enjoyed the candid shots around campus.

  2. You're welcome, Kristi. I could have posted many many MANY more pictures of animals, since lots of professors bring their dogs to work and since we have a sizable squirrel population (both gray and black squirrels). I used restraint.

    1. I saw a few dogs at work today too! My new workplace seems very relaxed about animal coworkers.

  3. Roy is my granddog. He is quite a guy. Nice picture of him.
    Marsha Wagstaff

    1. I'm glad you like the picture. Of course, I had to wait for him to finish taunting me with his stuffed pug before I could snap this photo, but it was worth the wait.

  4. Aw, I don't get to go to Leadership this year because of the baby. I really wanted to, but my boss is going to go instead. You could hang out with him. I imagine you will both get accepted. ;-)

    You just made me remember this dream I had about the college selling all the old houses and building new buildings. I'm so glad they haven't really done that.