Day in the Life of David, Take Two

Remember that I told y’all about Bobbi Newman’s Day in the Life project? Well – here’s my contribution to that. Only doing one day, but boy – it was a doozy of a day!

So – My Day in the Life, in roughly chronological order:

  • Met with Cafe staff to get firm pricing for breakfast/lunch for Podcamp Topeka
  • Posted a reminder about Podcamp Topeka on Twitter
  • Met with Communications Manager about a couple of “interesting” comments to a blog post on our library website
  • Took down (closed, not deleted) a couple of comments
  • Helped hunt down why some comments weren’t appearing on our website (fixed) and figured out a better way for me to get copied on comments (Feedburner RSS feed was too slow – now subscribed to the direct comment feed, which is much faster for some reason)
  • Posted email to all staff in relation to comments and library policies (written with Communications Manager)…
  • … then answered emails about THAT email
  • Updated by Digital Services staff on our recent battles with the conflicker worm (we won) and our DVD Dispenser (electrical problem)
  • Participated in a BCR Public Libraries Advisory Group conference call
  • Had another conference call/meeting about comments on our website
  • Proofread a galley proof of my upcoming LTR
  • One more (late) meeting about the comment (no, it’s really NOT that bad – we just needed to figure out some procedural things, like what to say, who gets to say it, etc stuff)

Now I’m going home!

Day in the Life of a Digital Branch Manager

Every once in awhile, I write a “what David did today” post … I’d love to see what others with similar jobs did!

So – What did I do today?

  • Checked to see if someone was answering a couple of blog post comments on our website (they were)
  • Gathered updates from my department about our nasty Conflicker worm (almost cleaned out – nasty, nasty worm. Still have to yell at McAfee.
  • Also got updates about our virutal servers we recently purchased, about scanners for the public, and about our recent bandwidth upgrade
  • Lots of Podcamp Topeka work (we’re hosting a podcamp) throughout the day- emailed podcamp.org owner to see about being listed there, emailed our cafe manager to figure out lunch costs, created a pbworks wiki page for session leaders, and tweeted about it a couple of times
  • Added 23 things kansas meeting to my calendar…
  • emailed youtube video of local family using our summer reading coupons at applebees to library managers
  • lunch at my desk … twitter/rss/emails/facebook messages
  • walked around public floor, asked staff how PCs were behaving
  • Did some planning for Thursday’s skype call with Darien Library for our weekly managers meeting
  • Worked on updating our Technology Plan to send to the state… erate and all
  • Finished off the day researching how to write an Experience Brief – thinking about writing one for our website.

Whew! Busy day for me.