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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A satisfying day

Today I had a very satisfying day. I finished off a quite impressive "Request for Quotation" for library consultancy services/architectural services for the proposed new main branch (actual construction still 5 years + away so still a long slog. But still, nice to be making some progress). Have decided to nominate the Youth Library for the Queensland Public Library Association's "Library of the Year" - not that I think it can possibly win, but it's worth drawing attention to. Started working on my nomination. Also looking forward to presenting the Youth Library at the "Innovations Showcase" at the QPLA Conference in Cairns in June.(Also looking forward to taking a day or two extra to go snorkelling on the outer reef - did it a few years ago and loved it). In between - did a survey on blogs in libraries, being researched by IT/Librarian wiz kid Kate Watson. Also a survey on graphic novels in libraries for a thesis by Kate (?) Snowball from Edith Cowan (?)U. Extracted the March statistics for the Youth Library - up to 450+ members (should we give a prize for the 500th sign up? Must discuss with C., the Youth Librarian, tomorrow). And to top it off, was offered higher duties for a few months while taking on some extra duties (ie beyond the library) due to the recent axing of the Exec Director. Yes, not a bad day.

5 Comments:

  • Deb, Go for it with your QPLA library of the year submission. Last year Thuringowa Library won it, and they are only a small library.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:25 PM  

  • Thanks for the encouragement! Though we're not in the same league as Thuringowa...

    By Blogger Deb, at 5:17 PM  

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    By Blogger ignacio12alexandra, at 8:06 AM  

  • We actors don't get a lot of Voice Over till we get "really" famous - but we live and breathe our Voice Over nevertheless. Voice Over
    Isobella
    http://www.isobella-lawrence.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:13 AM  

  • We actors don't get a lot of Theatre (Fringe) till we get "really" famous - but we live and breathe our Theatre (Fringe) regardless. Theatre (Fringe)
    Isobella
    http://www.isobella-lawrence.com
    Like your blog :o)

    By Anonymous Izzy, at 1:08 PM  

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