Last week I published my two non-fiction books (Moving abroad with children and Raising bilingual children: when school speaks a different language). I'm pleased with the feedback I've had on them so far - if you've read them them do add a review and/or let me know what you thought about it. Publishing them is... Continue Reading →
The middle of last year I started a bullet journal, and now I don't know how I lived without it! I use it as a planner, to-do-list, scheduler, habit tracker, and to keep track of what I've done. You can buy special dotted notebooks to use as a bullet journal, but I started using an... Continue Reading →
Just over 5 months ago I started this job and I've been thinking alot recently about the differences between the two roles and whether this job is what I expected it would be (mainly because I had my appraisal earlier in the week). The two main things that I now no longer do, are working... 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.
Well, today started with a 2 and a bit hour meeting of the managers of the subject teams, where we discussed various things that are going on at the moment. Other than that I have done the following: discussed workload for our Library Assistants due to changes to our Customer Services Desk and Helpdesk and... Continue Reading →
This week is the second annual day in the life of a library, so I am planning to write something every day this week to say what I've been doing. Today has been quite bitty (my ex-housemate used to joke that I described every day as bitty!), but the key things I have done are:... Continue Reading →