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My own first-year experience

This won’t be long as it’s another iPhone post. I am delighted to be home again–I have missed California so much that at times it hurt. I know it’s expensive and crowded. That’s because you’re paying the luxury tax of waking up every day in California.

Meanwhile for the first three weeks of my job I have been in OMG-Land. There was a hiatus between me and the last director, and one of the big gaps had to do with the library’s participation in something called First Year Experience. So I humped my way (inelegant but accurate verb) through creating four introductory videos, with the help of all on deck. (the most likely candidate besides me was completely immersed in an important and innovative faculty development project.)

My voice is awful and the videos are a bit of a hack, but I got ‘er done–while developing a short-range strategy, addressing other stuff, etc. It pretty much ate up my first three weeks but I say that in a good way.

So if you haven’t heard from me, my apologies, but i’ve been having a first year experience…

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  1. Karen,
    Thought you might enjoy this and plan to get back into production.

    http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/729682–homebrewers-can-best-the-big-boys

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 7:20 am | Permalink
  2. Kathryn Deiss wrote:

    Karen, you might be interested in the Center for First Year Experience at the Univ. of South Carolina:
    http://www.sc.edu/fye/index.html
    ACRL jointly published a book with the Center. It was edited by Larry Hardesty:
    http://www.sc.edu/fye/index.html

    Just in case these are of interest. Glad you are enjoying being back in California! When does Sandy arrive?

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I certainly have much to be thankful for!

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:37 am | Permalink
  3. I wish companies would include some instruction in navigating the local information maze in their “Welcome to YNPOW” course. There are some things you can’t fix in a search UI, like knowing the local jargon.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  4. Finally in a spot where I can reply! This stuff is great. Thank you for sharing it!

    Sandy will be here twice in December and then finally in January, with cats, stuff, and so forth. That’s when we’ll have an apartment, too. Yay!

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Permalink
  5. p.s. that FYE book is in our stacks–I just checked it out to myself ;-)

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Permalink
  6. Can’t wait til I have my homebrew set up again… thanks!

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

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