For some reason, I thought August was going to be a fairly placid month. After all, I’ve already written (but not edited) the two-part essay that will make up most of the September Cites & Insights and part of the October issue as well; another essay for September’s already in place; and I just finished doing a little recheck of an old spreadsheet that will yield (most or all of) the rest of the October issue. Figure a week to turn the results into an essay (and a new page here, one that LSW members have a head’s-up for).
But there’s also… [Updated 8/2 to correct personal misunderstandings and keep track for myself!]
- Comments due by the end of August as an external reviewer for a promotion review; I will do that this week (and, given the candidate, it’s a pleasure)\
- Speaker forms and bio for Internet Librarian speech by 8/26 (slides & draft due September 26; whew)
- Some specific blogging expectations on a different blog, second full week of August.
Almost forgot: I should get proposed editorial changes for my social networking book this month…Later
- I agreed to do a foreword for a book, also due by the end of the month.
- Oh, and as noted in the previous post, IMLS just released the FY2010 public library database, and I’d like to at least get started on the real, improved, useful Give Us a Dollar and You’ll Get Back Four in August, so I can finish in September (or at worst October) [This last one is the biggie and drives other deadlines.]
Not complaining. But this does mean that post traffic here is likely to be even lighter than usual. Not that anybody will notice the difference…