June 8, 2009 by aklibrarian1
I can tell it is summer time because the office is getting emptier and emptier. I am looking at my summer plans which are FANTASTIC.
1. Get my private pilot’s license.
2. Merge my MARC records to have a true union catalog.
3. Not so fantastic – burrow my way out of my office.
Here are the plans for each of these.
1a. I have started with Sporty’s program for private pilots. This week I am working for two hours on these. It is hard to work through the whole plan when I can’t fly yet. I am hoping the knowledge that I get will count toward the work that I need to get done when I get to school.
1b. Enroll in a school when I get to Anchorage this weekend. I am not sure who I am going to go with. My husband, who is a private pilot, has his ideas. He will be there to help me for five days before he has to come back to Unalakleet to work.
1c. Physical. I have this scheduled for a week from today in Fairbanks. With any luck, I will drive a car to Fairbanks and Robert will be able to fly me back to Anchorage before he has to come back to work. Otherwise I will be driving both ways.
1c1. Bad news. It will take some effort to pass the pilot’s physical. This will add six weeks to my time line for the pilot’s license. When it dawned on me that this was the real setback, it helped a lot. New time plan for the pilot’s license is for October. Lessons are going great so far. I have taken off, flown the plane, and made a landing that wasn’t bad at all. This is getting exciting.
2a. The records have been downloaded and broken up into two sections. I am working through these when I have downtime at home.
2b. Make sure the Itemtype designation is correct.
Update- I have broken the district library’s records into groups of 1,000. This is letting me have a finish point for a batch of records and helping the monotony of working with 16,000 records.
2c. Make sure the shelf location is in 952j and 952 c.
3a. Move RIF books to school basement. - Completed before leaving Unalakleet
3b. Mailout extra RIF books to students.
3c. Check in materials that came in during the last week.
3d. Organize Battle Books so FY10 books are on the cart.
3e. Clean desk.
Other things may be added, but this is the summer list so far. If I am far enough on my way to my pilot’s license, there is a class in Anchorage to take the week of July 20th. But I am not sure if I will have enough time.