Well, this morning started with our operational managers meeting, talking about leave policies among other things. Immediately after that I went to a meeting reviewing the implementation of the upgraded CRM system, and other issues to do with the system as a whole. Between the two of those took most of the morning. I then... Continue Reading →
So the Guardian published an article about the planned closure of libraries in Yorkshire and that the role of the Library in a community is much bigger than just a repository for books. The amazing thing, I think, about this article is the emotion of the people writing comments. Now, I don't often read the... Continue Reading →
So as we are coming up to the end of the year I have been thinking about what I want to achieve this year and so here are my new year resolutions for 2011: blog more frequently and more often - I have been trying to do this more these last few weeks and I... Continue Reading →
Part of the Comprehensive Spending Review earlier in the autumn was that funding for Science research would be frozen. This was as a result of lots of lobbying and protesting from the scientific community in the UK about how vital they are and how they input into the economy etc etc. Now, as I have... Continue Reading →
I have been given the task at MPOW of managing the implementation of the collections strategy, which I have been working at for some time now and making some progress. One of the big things I'm thinking about at the moment is reviewing the collection. We already have a majority e stock, especially for journals,... Continue Reading →
Tony keeps talking about how the library homepage should be amended by looking at the usage data, and whilst usage data is important I'm not convinced that it's the be all and end all of things.All this focus on usage data reminds me of the joke: What's the similarity between statistics and a bikini? What... Continue Reading →
Today I had two days of email backlog to work my way through to start with and then I did the following: had a 1:1 with a member of my team where we confirmed her objectives for the rest of the year; wrote a reference for another member of my team who is applying for... Continue Reading →
Today I have had the day off as leave to pick my husband up from Heathrow.
Today I have been in an all day training session learning about managing the performance and development of my team members through regular reviews and the annual appraisal.