So what's next for me, besides fewer emails and fewer meetings?
- My teaching load is lighter this year, in order to give me time and space to dig into my areas of interest. However, teaching-wise I've been developing a graduate class title "Collection Development and Access", which I will teach in October and then April. (This class had been irregularly taught in the past and will now be taught twice per year online in 11-week quarters.) I've developed this class from scratch and have put more work into it then you can imagine!
- I have scheduled webinars and workshops beginning in December on a variety of topics including copyright, advocacy, providing services outside of the physical library, and training failures. I am especially looking forward to the events on copyright, because I'll be speaking to library staff, who really need that knowledge.
- I'll spend time doing things in the community, which I've not been able to do. Last week, it was working a Multicultural Fair for children. This Sunday, it will be working the NYS Library Booth at the New York State Fair. After that, who knows!