After a week in Hawaii, you would think that I would be refreshed and renewed. Whether it is winter’s gloom or rainy day blues, I’m not so enthused. Some of it may be attributed to the waiting. When I am the person doing the actual work, then it is my pace and no excuses on why something isn’t done. When I must wait for others to do their job, then I’m impatient. I have stopped giving dates on some projects so that the due date won’t come and go yet again.
Despite all the waiting on some projects, the planning for new is still needed. Last Tuesday I did another training on our subject guides for our Teen staff. They have an opportunity to make the Teen pages (and other) better. The pages need some love. Out of 10, maybe 3 will get active. It’s a little like the 80-20% rule which seems to play out in most projects. I’ll be doing another round of training for adult and the children’s staff as well.
Management staff had a workshop, which I missed. So, yesterday I took the “test” to see whether I am Direct, Spirited, Considerate or Systematic. I was pretty much divided into 3 the areas with Considerate getting the slight edge. Not too surprising. I think most of us don’t fit into rigid characterizations. The point was to figure out who is in what category in order to better communicate.
Computers in Libraries is in March. I have gone once to this conference and enjoyed it very much. I’m not sure yet if I get to go this year. Out-of-state travel is a tough sell and others are going to ALA mid-winter and PLA.