What does a Digital Branch Manager do, exactly? I frequently wonder that (since I AM one and all)… so I thought I’d keep track of what I did today. The list below provides an interesting snapshot into what a librarian might do in a new-fangled, social networking, digital branch management type job:
- attended a meeting about progress with Second Life projects
- attended a meeting about the upcoming election year and content possibilities with the Digital Branch (ie., blogs, community sharing, partnerships, etc)
- created a draft document of digital branch content and staffing guidelines and emailed it out to our guidelines group for review
- drooled over the library’s new iPod Touch – the last of our Techie ToyBox goodies to arrive!
- Worked on a digital signage project – gathered some info on LCD panels and stands, then handed it off to someone else to find pricing (ate lunch around then, too)
- errands and coffee!
- Wrote an annual review for someone
- pfutzed around in Second Life until my computer had a serious crash (blue screen and everything)…
- Rebooted, then examined pics and screenshots for a Second Life presentation at IL07
- Decided to take my own snapshots of our Teen Second Life project, so back into Second Life… wandered around our island taking snapshots
- Turned on my Mac, updated my Keynote presentation with snapshots
- Created some PDF files of upcoming presentations and handouts
- Throughout the day: scanned a ton of blogs, read and responded to emails, checked twitter (and tried out twitteroo for the second time)
- And of course, wrote this blog post
Whew! Time to go home.