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2006-07 Weekly Activities

Starr Hoffman

Personal Essay


regular duties

  • created web stat reports and narrative reports about CyberCemetery and CRS for local and national media (WBAP, KERA, NPR, LISnews.org, Washington Post)
  • Liaison to Philosophy Dept.
  • Identified and captured new CyberCemetery content
  • Developed CyberCemetery site-level metadata schema and created metadata (created input rules and guide)
  • regularly identify, capture, classify, and upload CRS reports
  • reviewed/charted CRS workflow
  • charted other dept. workflows in which I am involved (for dept. review)
  • ran test searches on CRS site to determine metadata and search function problems
  • created documents for CRS Metadata Entry Standards and CRS Name Authority, based on edits/reconciliation made using the Metadata Analysis Tool (in order to keep the entry of names standard)
  • Manage the A-Z Digitization project
  • Documented the process of A-Z Digitization
  • oversaw GovDocs end of new digital projects: FCC Record, Texas Reports, A-Z Digitization
  • determined what ACIR metadata to capture (created input rules and guide)
  • regularly read professional articles and blog posts related to librarianship, government documents, digitization, and emerging technologies
  • subscribed to GovDoc-L, Maps-L, TX-FED, FLDP-Listserv
  • create icons, thumbnails, and descriptions for GovDoc items and collections in UNT's Digital Library System
  • investigated IM reference service
  • commented (with rest of dept.) on MMDL web architecture redesign process
  • created library blog overview document for Emering Technologies Group


took on in January

  • Interim Liaison to Political Science Dept.
  • Regularly held dept. meetings
  • Signed dept. staff timesheets
  • Arranged/scheduled staff training (LibQUAL, FCC scanning)
  • Receive GIC comment emails and answer/delegate
  • Researched/implemented "CAPTCHA" addition to GIC comment form (significantly lower spam as a result)
  • Manage Serial Set Inventory website/accounts



other professional duties

  • NDIIPP Web-at-Risk collection curator
  • helped create and edit Collection Plan for CC as part of NDIIPP project
  • tested Web-at-Risk's WAS
  • tested the Web Curator Tool
  • heading the new Friday Frags
  • list-serv manager for TX-FED
  • Graphics Team lead for Denton Reads
  • Webmaster for Denton Reads
  • designed and administer Denton Reads blog
  • set-up and administer a Denton Reads list-serv
  • UNT-L Publications Committee
  • UNT-L Metadata Group
  • UNT-L Library Assembly representative
  • attend/p all UNT-L ETG meetings (as guest)
  • joined Digital Preservation Network
  • helped create a draft of the liaisons' digitization workflow
  • discussed options for Gammel's interface


library service/participation

  • Library Assembly
    • representative
    • LA Bylaws Revision Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Emerging Technologies Workgroup (guest; attend all meetings)
  • Metadata Group




  • completed 5-week course in Supervisory Skills (UNT HR)
  • took "Emotional Intelligence" training course (UNT HR)
  • participated in various online training sessions (OPALs, etc.)
  • attended UNT BI workshops
  • continuing education through SLIS
  • applying to UNT's PhD program in Higher Education (Fall 2007)


professional activity

  • presented session on wikis for Meredith Farkas's "Five Weeks to a Social Library" course (live webcast)
  • upcoming (in press): two articles for Facts on File's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction
  • upcoming: book review for the Journal of Web Librarianship: "The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries: Adding Value in the Digital World"
  • member of: ALA (LITA, GODORT), TLA (CULD, GODORT)
  • attended (2006): Fall FDLP Conference, Fall NORDOCS meeting
  • will attend (in 2007): TLA Annual Conference, Spring FDLP Council meeting, ALA Annual, Fall FDLP Conference, NORDOCS meeting(s)
  • regularly post to my professional blog

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