Day 2: Tourin'
Today was my first official practicum shift. Even though I’ve worked at the State Library before, Nicole was kind enough to take me on a tour so that I could see some of the changes and improvements that have been made since I left to join OBM a little over a year ago. It’s amazing how much can change in a year. I found the new digitization lab to be particularly impressive. The State Library has repurposed the vacated Columbus SLIS computer lab to accommodate it, and it's really cool to see the use of space.
I mentioned to Nicole that the tour was actually really helpful because it allowed me to get grounded and focused for why I’m here. It was also really nice to see so many familiar faces as we walked around the building together.
We went over a few logistical details and Nicole showed me my work area. I had a little trouble logging in to the practicum student email account, and the computer seemed to be running more slowly than it should, so I made a note to follow up with IT the next time I’m here.
I sent a note to my team back at OBM to let them know what my desk phone would be while I’m here. I am also working from my work-assigned laptop to stay in touch with the team back at OBM. I’ve got Skype up and running so they know where I’m at and that I’m available.
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