SUNY at Albany - Week #3

08:52, 12/21,2009

10/19

這天除了持續跟進VCMS project之外,下午陸續和Systems and Tech Svcs以及Outreach and marketing, Information Literacy的負責人meeting,進一步了解圖書館在組織推廣user education時的政策與作法.

 

10/20

上午進辦公室後先向實習計畫的mentor報到,繼上週簡單的組織架構介紹後,mentor進一步說明圖書館各委員會的任務與功能,會面過後則回到Library Systems繼續處理VCMS project.

 

10/21

本週課程是邀請SUNY Stony Brook University Libraries的館長進行課堂演講,主題是21世紀學術圖書館的定位與角色,並以SBU的新圖書館為例,介紹圖書館建築的理念與設計.

 

10/22

本週課程主題是web page design, table layout vs. div layout, CSS positioning, the black model,下課則回到uptown campusUniversity Library參加collection/bibliographers meeting.

 

10/23

早上先和marketing & outreach的館員見面,除了延續上週的主題,更進一步討論圖書館在網路時代利用虛擬工具(例如Blog,Facebook等)進行行銷的策略與方法,下午則和負責sociology and anthropology resources的參考館員meeting,了解該類館藏的內容及用法,之後再回到辦公室將VCMS project收尾,並報告計畫的成果與問題.


 

SUNY at Albany - Week #2

08:51, 12/21,2009

第二週的實習開始回到uptown campusUniversity Library,不過由於星期一(10/12)是哥倫布紀念日,圖書館休息,所以就跟著Library Systems的同事一起去位於紐約州PoughkeepsieDutchess Community College參加SUNYLA LiSUG 2009年會,之後幾天則是回到圖書館繼續進行實習.

 

10/12

SUNYLA是由紐約州立大學64個校區的圖書館所組成的協會,主要任務在促進圖書館間的資訊交流,LiSUG的全名為Library Software Users Group,屬於SUNYLA其中探討軟體技術應用的團體;整個議程從上午到下午共分為4session,每個session各有4個主題同時舉行,與會者可依自己的興趣自由選擇參加哪些場次,我參與的議題分別是”A Banner Based Solution to Ordering”, “Open Source Content Management Systems: A New Frontier”, “IDS Search: A WorldCat API Application”, 以及“Google Apps for Education”,中午休息時間還請來IBMBernard Meyerson針對雲端運算進行演講,整個會議於下午4:30結束.

 

10/13

這天上午進辦公室後先跟實習計畫的mentor見面,初步認識UAlbany的學校與圖書館組織架構,接下來的時間則是和Library Systems的同事個別meeting,了解他們的工作內容與職責範圍,包括desktop support, server maintenance, database development, web design,以方便接下來協助其project的進行.

 

10/14

本週的旁聽課程依然是上週小組報告的延續,主題是community collegesoverseas branch campuses,不過在正式上課前,教授會要求每位同學分享這個禮拜所讀到和Academic Library & Higher education有關的文章,並互相討論交換意見,以增加學生對高等教育及圖書館現狀的了解.

 

10/15

由於上禮拜老師出差,所以這天是第一次參與Digital Imaging & Web的課程,而本週是修課學生繳交期中作業的日子,每個人將自己設計的網頁上傳到老師的資料夾後,老師會把願意將作品公開讓大家評論的學生作品投影出來,然後讓大家給予評語和建議;同時老師也會在此時詢問學生上課到目前為止的意見,並據此調整之後的上課內容與重點.

 

10/16

這天上午先和負責marketing & outreach的館員見面,認識其如何使用現有環境及工具行銷該館資源與服務,並了解圖書館與系所為user education workshop所發展出的合作模式;之後的時間則回到Library systems跟進Vendor Content Management SystemVCMS)的project,協助其整理建立圖書館資料庫廠商的相關資訊.


 

SUNY at Albany - Week #1

08:46, 12/21,2009

第一週是在downtown campusDewey Library實習,除了和各部門meeting,也協助他們改善現有的圖書館部落格頁面.

 

10/5

上午到圖書館報到後,首先和ITS consulting會面,了解圖書館與資訊中心的合作模式,之後再觀摩圖書館如何利用部落格的進行行銷,並參觀該館的social workgerontory等資源館藏;下午則由學科館員介紹和leagal researchcriminal justice相關的書籍與資料庫,並認識實體參考服務與虛擬參考服務的進行方式,及其所使用的校內與校外館際合作的系統和運作方式等.

 

10/6

第二天早上主要在認識圖書館如何組織規劃user education program,下午則觀摩由館員開班授課的conducting research online workshop,隨後再回到uptown campus 參加public services forum,探討參考服務的問題類型及相關數據,同時說明Westlaw資料庫的內容與使用方式.

 

10/7

這天是第一次參與旁聽課程的日子,課程名稱是”Academic Library & Higher Education”,由於UAlbany已經開學一個多月,所以本週課程是延續上週的小組報告,主題是各類型高等教育機構及其圖書館發展,範圍包括regional and state colleges and universitieshistorically black colleges and universitiesHBCUsand tribal colleges and universitiesTCUs)等主題.

 

10/8

這天原訂是第二門旁聽課程”Digital Imaging & Web”的第一次課程,不過由於老師出差,停課一次.

 

10/9

本週的最後一天上午先由館員介紹館內與information studies相關的書籍期刊資料庫等資源,之後則j為該館進行blog critique,協助其改善網頁架構,使讀者能夠更容易找到其中的資訊.


 

Happy Halloween

21:10, 11/01,2009

Yesterday is Halloween, and our landlords invited us to curve a pumpkin in the afternoon. After finished the pumpkin lamp, we had some apple donuts and roasted pumpkin seeds with them. At that time, we talked about different cultures between Taiwan and America. It's a kind of special experience because we don't have many chances to understand people's thoughts from another country. And this is also the first time we saw children knock the door and say "trick or treat!!", it's really interesting for us.

At the night, we went to a Halloween party held by TSA of SUNY at Albany, and everyone joined the party got to be costumed or would be punished. So, Mavis and I choosed to be a nurse and geisha, and in the party we saw angels, devils, pirates, and even SpongBob!! Although we don't meet much of them before the party, we stiil have a lot of fun, and they are really friendly. During the party, they did punished someone who didn't dress up well, and the Best Costume Prize was won by SpongBob!! It's not only an unforgettable night, but also a crazy night!!

Nurse & Geisha!!


 

toured of SUNY Library

05:34, 10/22,2009

This week from October 1st to 2nd , we toured SUNY library that includes University Library(uptown), Science Library(uptown) and Dewey Library(downtown).We met a lot of librarians and all of them were friendly and have much zeal for their own job. Due to librarians’ enthusiasm for explaining what do they do in departments, we got too many information to organized them initially. (ha ha~). We had took pictures by Preservation Laboratory, take a look~^^~

it's hard to explain in English~so 這是用來修繕書籍的材料,像是書背之類的~

修繕書籍的材料

 


 

SUNY at Albany - the beginning schedule

18:42, 10/09,2009

Thursday, 10/1: Orientation

    * 8:30am – 10:00am

 Settle into office spaces (meet Win Shih at Circulation Desk at ULib)

             Obtain facultystaff ID cards at SUNYCard Office

    * 10:00am – 11:00am

Karen E.K. Brown, Tour of Preservation Laboratory w/W. West 

    * 11:15am – 12:00pm

Wendy West, Tour of Database Maintenance, Periodicals and Bindery

    * 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch w/Win Shih in Patroon Room (meet at ULib Circ Desk)

    * 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Tour of University and Science Libraries with Colin Quin

    * 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Meet w/Personnel Officer/Mentor/Diversity Committee:

Meeting Theme:  Internship Expectations – Obligations – Opportunities 

    * 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Meet w/Personnel Officer for interviews and photos

    * 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Settle into office space/Systems (computer access/needs)

 

Friday, 10/2:  Orientation

    * 8:30am – 10:00am

Answer e-mail in your offices

    * 10:00am – 12:00am

Karina Ricker, Cataloging Team Leader

    * 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Kate Latal, Head of Acquisitions & team members