Expat Life Survival Guide 1: Doing research

I recalled the 'euphoria' of landing the job - as an expat librarian in the Middle -East. I remembered sharing this with my wife, and she reminded me that it was kind of long overdue - apparently, she had wanted us to move abroad after getting married. Well, better late than never.Back to the topic. … Continue reading Expat Life Survival Guide 1: Doing research

See how easy it is to keep track of things

In my line of work, there are just too many things to keep track.  Among them are meetings, project datelines, notes, troubleshooting issues, expiration dates of e-resources, renewal dates, license agreements, metadata issues, access questions, ebook/e-journal requests,   ... the list keeps going on. How do I keep track of all these?  One of the … Continue reading See how easy it is to keep track of things

Managing tasks with ‘disruptive’ technology

This may sound cliche: I am swamped with project work, routine tasks, meetings, supervision work...and the list goes on.  I have tried a number of methods: from pen and paper, MS Outlook folder and other productivity tools to help me keep track of stuff.  One such tool that has helped me so far is Trello. … Continue reading Managing tasks with ‘disruptive’ technology