I gave myself one hour to figure out how to do this project. I tried in vain in Photoshop and online tools. So I ended up using Keynote.
We’re celebrating Camp Darien this year. My colleague took this photo of the Children’s Department and it was then sent to me to clean up. After 3.5 hours of scrubbing (while on desk), I then dropped it into a forest background. The forest background took about 30 seconds. At that point, I could have gone on to try to make it merge better or found a better background. My colleagues are happy though, so I’ll let it go. :-)
Today my colleague Krishna and I hosted “Discover Your Family Story” program for children grades 3 to 6.
Participants will begin a family tree, learn how to conduct an oral history interview and learn about library resources that can help you discover your family story.
The materials took me four hours to put together. Do my research, design the program and the craft project (seen above), cut out 12 trunks and leaves and 200 nametags for the trees, and put together the handouts. The most interesting part were people texting their relatives to ask, “What were the names of your grandparents? I only knew them as Pop…”
A small “vote for me!” blurb over on this blog. View my candidate profile.
Update: I won!
My hobby is making nice throwaway emails like this. The design is a default theme available from MailChimp. I realized later that I should have made the adult programs plural. There was a last minute change and I had to get the email out, so I missed it. There’s a lot going on in the text which I’m not 100% happy with it. Everyone likes clicking on Jen’s recommendation from Hoopla though so that’s a success.
One question I’ve had is wondering if anyone ever read to the bottom of our weekly events email. It’s somewhat hard to tell since clicks aren’t overwhelming positive. However, this week I finally got a definite response to our Did You Knows:
* 50: CSA Farm Share
* 19: HBO’s Big Little Lies booklist
* 24: Save the date for an event
That’s HUGE for us. I’d like to thank our director and the Head of Adult Programming for helping me select the items we’d feature in the DYKs. Each week I put in three items.
My big secret is now out! The list of other candidates for this position and Vice-President/President-Elect are available online as well. The election is March 13th through April 5th. I appreciate your consideration of my candidacy.
As you can tell from my statement, I couldn’t keep my UX soul from creeping in. The main highlights of my background include:
- Advisory Board member for ALA Office of Information Technology Policy
- Participation in two LITA Task Forces
- Co-creator of the LITA 3D printing/Maker Technology Interest Group
- Co-founder of LibUX
- The “muscle” behind the Global Map of 3D Printers in Libraries
- 2015 ALA Emerging Leader
Read my full list of qualifications.
I’ll be running my election stuff over at @alagoodman since my usual one has been taken over by the real world.
My colleague is teaching a Python course. It’s so popular that it’s got a waiting list 3x longer than the registered list. He kindly made a short resource guide to share with others. I had fun making this page to represent it.
Check out my paperweight for five years of service!
I spent roughly 2.5 hours today on desk today. About 90 minutes of that was trying to write an email to a patron to ask for specifications about their print job. The joint was hopping though so a 3 minute email reply took 90 minutes to craft. I also learned the special kind of hell it is for a paper to be written in tables. Trying to format that into a legible format was very trying. It took about four attempts, but we finally got it converted to text and cleaned up.
Off-desk, I worked on a flyer for a very special program that’s coming up in January. The main thing I learned is that the public domain images for cupcakes, cakes, birthday cakes, and balloons is very poor.