Following the inspiring lead of Connie Crosby and Shaunna Mireau, I'm sharing a summer project list. I have quite a long summer project list, and it has had to face regular trimming. Summer rarely seems to offer the generous spare time foreseen during the hectic days of the late spring term.
My summer project list contains standard mundane tasks like reorganizing files – physical and electronic – as well as institutional projects difficult to achieve during the academic term, and taking a bird's-eye view of library collections and services. I won't bore anyone with those.
Some of the invigorating projects on my summer agenda:
- To create an electronic research guide for a new course to be offered in the fall term, and to freshen the content in existing ones. Like many libraries, we use a web-based system that allows us to create and publish structured research guides rich with hyperlinks and widgets that integrate with library resources. We would have called them pathfinders in another era.
- To meet colleagues – some in person after years of virtual interaction – and to absorb what looks to be rich programming at the American Association of Law Libraries conference and, in turn, to share what I can by writing Storifys or other such material.
- To tinker away at orientation, reference, and legal research instruction initiatives that have been percolating and to have them in place for the fall term.
- To read the books on my summer reading list!
- But first, to fill out the CanLII survey!
What is on your list of work-related summer projects?