Monday, September 29, 2008

down by the river...

Survived my first day. Most of it was signing papers and having forms explained to me. I have to pick my health care coverage. You know, they should really train stuff like that in school. I'm looking at the forms thinking "hm...yeah, I'll take the cheapest and hope for the best." I know that's not how to do it but whatever.

Also had a mini-computer training. This system doesn't do paper memos anymore, everything is e-mail. On the one hand that is very Green and cool. On the other hand, I opened my email for the first time today and I already have 169 messages.

Of course, it doesn't help that the branch I now work at has 60+ employees. YES THAT'S RIGHT -- OVER SIXTY PEOPLE! BDN had 7 full-time staff, 2 part-time, 2 job-share, and 8 Pages. Hardly compares.

They have a very cool Intranet too. They've got a staff e-zine that everyone can add to with updates about themselves or their families. I think that is pretty spiffy. Didn't really have a whole lotta time to browse it. They did snap my photo for the online staff directory. They did not have a make-up artist or hair stylist on hand so I'm sure I look scary.

The last half of the day was spent wandering the branch and learning random tidbits from the manager on the system and it's philosophies. I'm very excited!

COOLEST THING: The Friends group bought a Wii for the branch!!! In fact, when they meet next month, the manager wants me to show them how to play Wii! And then I'm supposed to set it up and show the staff how to play. I <3 my new job.

commuter tunes: Kill The Alarm, John Denver, Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Fiest, Jump Little Children, Whitlams, & Dixie Chicks

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

to purge or not to purge

Part of me wants to delete all of the contents of this blog so I can start from scratch with this new project...another part of me is scared that as soon as I do that, someone will ask me for proof that I completed the "23 Things" project.

I guess I have a CEU form that says I completed it.

And I could do it all again in about 5 seconds.

Yeah, I'll probably purge this before next week. (oh the lulz if this post is still around after that)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

you're wondering now...

Well, if you've seen the memo, you know I'm running away, off to a brand-new adventure! Which means, as you might guess, I won't be in charge of the Exploration blog anymore.

As always, I want to say thank you to our initial group that signed on and was so enthusiastic about the program. Keep that enthusiasm and help out the new staff members joining us online.

This blog is coming with me for a revamp and it will soon by my YA librarian blog, an attempt by me to chronicle my first year in this new position. So, if you're curious about what I'm up to, feel free to add it to your RSS feed reader (I know you have one...or will have one soon). I'll still be Twittering away, as I'm addicted to that little device, so you'll probably see me around the Internetz.

toodles for now. And best of luck!