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What did David do today?



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.

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  • http://www.joeyanne.co.uk Jo Alcock

    What a great job! I’ll definitely be looking out for “Digital Branch Manager” positions in the future! :D

  • http://blog.skagirlie.net/ maire

    heya,

    tell me more about the touch. is it really the iphone without the phone? how good is the wifi? are there any catches???

    thanks :)

  • http://blog.skagirlie.net maire

    heya,

    tell me more about the touch. is it really the iphone without the phone? how good is the wifi? are there any catches???

    thanks :)

  • Francesco

    Why don’t you post that on twitter? It could be helpful to know (overall for a “solo” librarian as I am) what other collegues do.
    Regards
    Francesco, librarian (Rome, Italy)

  • Francesco

    Why don’t you post that on twitter? It could be helpful to know (overall for a “solo” librarian as I am) what other collegues do.
    Regards
    Francesco, librarian (Rome, Italy)

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  • Mel

    I find some of the things on this list surprising, so I’m curious: how were you able to justify the cost of the IPod Touch to your finacial department? How is it going to be used? It sounds like you get to spend a lot of time in Second Life. What projects are you working on in SL?

  • Mel

    I find some of the things on this list surprising, so I’m curious: how were you able to justify the cost of the IPod Touch to your finacial department? How is it going to be used? It sounds like you get to spend a lot of time in Second Life. What projects are you working on in SL?

  • davidleeking

    Mel – answers to your questions:

    “Justify the cost” – our Friends of the Library group gave the library $10,000 to start a techie toybox… and the idea came from our management team, so no justification was really needed.

    “How is it going to be used?” I’ll post more on that later… but we plan to allow staff to play with all our new gadgets to get used to them, see what’s out there, see what patrons are using, and in some cases, to start creating content of their own (ie., camcorders).

    Second Life projects – we have a couple of SL initiatives going on right now, both in the main grid and in the teen grid. Really, that day was SL heavy. Most days, not so much.

  • davidleeking

    Mel – answers to your questions:

    “Justify the cost” – our Friends of the Library group gave the library $10,000 to start a techie toybox… and the idea came from our management team, so no justification was really needed.

    “How is it going to be used?” I’ll post more on that later… but we plan to allow staff to play with all our new gadgets to get used to them, see what’s out there, see what patrons are using, and in some cases, to start creating content of their own (ie., camcorders).

    Second Life projects – we have a couple of SL initiatives going on right now, both in the main grid and in the teen grid. Really, that day was SL heavy. Most days, not so much.

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  • http://www.joeyanne.co.uk/ Jo Alcock

    What a great job! I'll definitely be looking out for “Digital Branch Manager” positions in the future! :D