This week has been a pisser of triage work because of a broken thing at Open Library and me still getting back on track after returning from an awesome trip to London to a few days of jetlagged muzzy brain. Here are 100 photos from that trip. As of right this minute I am caught up on work things including
– Open Library inbox at zero (thank you Michelle)
– Computers in Libraries article (on Wikimania) submitted
– Full-time work looked for as per Vermont’s Department of Labor mandates
– Chandler Film Society posters and flyers designed, printed and distributed (thank you Jeff and Ed)
– Bills paid
– Booklist fixed (thank you Scott)
– Laundry done
– Fridge full of food
For the first time in a while I feel like I can work on some back burner projects like figuring out how to get wifi into the back bedrooms (I am in Westport) and thinking about starting up classes in the fall. I am also excited about a number of things I saw at Wikimania which I wrote about a bit on the Open Library blog. We don’t update much but when we do it’s usually something I’ve written, or a maintenance announcement.
I’ve also been keeping the Open Library twitter feed alive with one interesting fact each day with an Open Library citation or supporting documentation. It’s the library work I was born to do, really. Next step over the next few months is to try to merge the work I was born to do with the work I can get paid to do. Open Library is terrific but it’s super part time. That may be flexible and it may not be. Anyone with suggestions, feel free to ping me. I promised I wasn’t going to start looking in earnest until the school year started but once the Virgo Month of Leisure kicks in, I may have a mandate to try to be more relaxed. We all know how well that tends to go.