I love a good productivity strategy, but I struggle with how to apply these practices in the fluid environment of the library. I usually end up with a desk covered in post-it notes and a To Do list as long as my arm.
I remember reading a productivity article that suggested doing creative/problem-solving tasks in the morning and saving mundane tasks for the afternoon, when most people are more tired. This seems to be true for me – although, the library is generally busier in the morning – conundrum!
Oh, I feel that conundrum!
The Productive Librarian is a great new resource for finding out how other librarians deal with the nitty-gritty work of the library. Now I’m just waiting for someone to describe how they actually use Getting Things Done in library world.