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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Full Up: Colleen's To-Dos for 2010

Having just sent out proposals for more book chapters (I'm a sucker for CFPs, you know, and they're *really* interesting collections), I have decided that I will hit the Pause button on volunteering for new stuff for the time being. The to-do list so far:


  • Any editing required of already-submitted “Low- and No-Cost Development Opportunities for Librarians.” Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Ed. Carol Smallwood. New York: Neal-Schuman, expected 2010.

  • Any editing required of already-submitted (co-authored with Mary Chimato) “Managing Staff Stress During Budget Crises: Lessons for Library Managers.” Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Ed. Carol Smallwood. New York: Neal-Schuman, expected 2010.

  • Book chapter due February 17: “Millenials, Gen-X, Gen-Y, and Boomers, Oh My! Managing Multiple Generations in the Library.” Library Management Tips That Work. Ed. Carol Smallwood. Washington, D.C.: American Library Association, expected 2010.

  • Book chapter due February 17: “Management Tips for Merging Multiple Service Points.” Library Management Tips That Work. Ed. Carol Smallwood. Washington, D.C.: American Library Association, expected 2010.

  • Book chapter due March 1: “Library Management: Capitalizing on Gen-X Leadership and Work Styles.” for Library Management: Capitalizing on Gen-X Leadership. Eds. Erik Estep, Martin Wallace and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes. Duluth: Library Juice Press, expected 2010.

  • Presentation with Mary Chimato at Computers in Libraries, April 15: "“Soft Skills, Firm Results: Managing Staff Skill Development.”

  • May 7: Last day of work at NCSU Libraries

  • May 17: First day of work at UTC's Lupton Library

  • Book chapter due June 1: “Quilting Your Workforce: Managing the Multi-generational Library.” Middle Management in Academic and Public Libraries. Ed. Thomas Diamond. Libraries Unlimited, expected 2010.

  • July 2010 (tentative/unlikely): I've been invited to present my paper “Revisionist Mythmaking: Poets Recording and Rewriting History” at the Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations Conference at Aberystwyth University in Wales (United kingdom). very much want to, am looking askance at finances, though. We'll see. it'd be nice to see that MFA critical thesis earn its keep, though.

  • Book (yes, entire book) due September 1: Development on a Budget: A How-To Manual for Librarians. Cambridge: Chandos Publishing, expected 2010.


I won't be hitting ALA Annual this year given the timing of my move, but I'm holding out hope for a late fall conference (IL2010!) if I get lucky. Unless something else *really* fabbalous comes a-calling, I'll probably call it a year with this list, plus maybe the two articles that have been simmering that I really want to write before summer. There are projects I want to finish at NCSU while I'm still here, and foundations I want to lay for others before I leave. The folks at UTC's library are planning their new library, and I expect to be hip-deep in that as well as other "omg new job lots o' stuff to do" things, and want to give myself the time I'll need for that.


So, yeah. *Blows bangs off forehead* Looks like 2010's full up, doesn't it?


Oh, and I'm also taking two graduate level classes at NCSU this semester, and got into an MA program at UTC for the summer semester.


*rolls up sleeves*

6 comments:

Meredith said...

You crazy, girl!

But I get it. I was just like that before I had Reed. I know I would have been bored back then without the many, many projects I took on. Some of us just need that sort of pressure in our lives.

Good luck with all of it, especially the big move to the new job! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed and also horrified by this list.

How on earth do you do this? I am really curious. How many hours a day are you at work? And do you pretty much work most nights and all weekend?

Anonymous said...

interesting post. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you guys learn that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.

Colleen said...

@Meredith - I'll admit that I feel lazy/guilty if I'm not always full steam ahead. The result of a working class/multiple-job upbringing, I'm sure. but it beats working outside in the elements! @Anonymous - I'm only in the office about 40 hours a week, and that's largely meetings, paperwork, project & people management. This extracurricular stuff, as well as my creative writing, is done on the arm of the couch at night and on weekends. It's what I do instead of watching tv (except for during football season, when I'm rooting for the Raiders *grin*).

Rachel said...

Best of luck at UTC (from a librarian just up the road in Nashville).

Colleen said...

Thanks, Rachel!