Category Archives: Work

Originally posted on BA Expat:
Changing or improving your life doesn’t have to be a long, frustrating, drawn-out process. I’m always in search of the smallest changes that yield the biggest returns, and below is my collection of quick tips…

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First Shift on the Research Services Desk

I had my first 2-hour “shadowing” shift today on the Research Services Desk at Perkins, Duke’s main library, and I really enjoyed it! I worked with Michael, who is the librarian for Math and Physics at Duke. We had a … Continue reading

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Last “Free” Weekend

I have my first class of the Spring Semester day after tomorrow, so I’m looking at the end of my last “free” weekend for a while. I’m only taking one class this semester, Cataloging, but I’m looking forward to filling … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #9: Keep a To-Do List

Ah, the proverbial to-do list! We all have them, whether short or long, written or in our heads. One of the biggest lessons I learned last semester, when I added grad school to full-time work, was that keeping a written to-do list … Continue reading

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Back at Work

I returned to work today after nearly two relaxing weeks off. Since I enjoy my work, the hardest part was missing my post-lunch nap. 🙂 It was good to see people and hear about Christmas and New Year’s (except for those … Continue reading

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Ahhh, Christmas Staycation!

I’m off of work and school until 2012, and it feels great! Now, before you the wrong idea, I really enjoy my job and colleagues a lot, and being in library school is hard work but awesome. I must admit, … Continue reading

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Library School + Life Tip #5: Find a Calendar System That Works for You

Keeping track of appointments and dates in your head might work when you’re not in grad school, but once grad school becomes a part of your life, chances are good that you’ll have more to keep track of than your head … Continue reading

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