Day 15: Changin'
September 26, 2016 (Monday), 10:00AM-1:30PM
Hours completed: 3h 30m
Accumulated on-site hours completed: 65h 45m
Accumulated off-site hours completed: 5h 45m
Total Hours Accumulated: 71h 30m
Today I updated my OBM supervisor on my progress and talked to her about her expectations for what I'm delivering. I sure am glad I did, because she encouraged me to keep things simple. When I told her I was looking at making sheets for every competency with lots of resources on them, she reminded me that nobody wants to read a 50 page manual (which is what I would've ended up with at least). "Tell me what I need to know," she said to me repeatedly. Funny, because I tell my staff the same thing - simplify, simplify, simplify. All that extra information gets in the way - Laura Solomon taught me that when she gave a Writing for the Web class. We even talked about that in our Access to Information course. I remember distinctly when George Needham pointed out that not too long ago, people had plenty of time and came to the library for information. Nowadays time is scarce and information is everywhere so libraries are experiencing a major paradigm shift.
After we talked I called my practicum supervisor, Nicole, and told her about a change in direction. We agreed it'd be ok to highlight three or so resources per competency (rather than 9 or 12) and that simplification was totally acceptable.
After that I spent a little bit of time adjusting and trying to figure out what the end product could look like, especially with my own boss's expectations in mind.
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To map available State Library of Ohio resources to the 27 job competencies impacting the 66 job classifications and 253 employees at the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.
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