We hashed out our desk shifts yesterday and I updated my profile with them: https://libguides.ithaca.edu/prf.php?account_id=93445
Tuesday: 1-3 pm
Wednesday: 1-2 pm
Thursday: 4-6 pm
If I’m visiting a class, the shifts may change. It is always good to email me for an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
TCAT just issued their new schedules for Winter & Spring 2019, too.
Arriving: I take the 6:30 am bus from Main Street in my village that connects to the 7:08 from Green Street, Ithaca and arrive in the Library M,Tu,Wed, & Fridays by 7:30 am. Departing: On M-W-F I’ll leave about 3:15 pm to catch the 3:52 pm bus home (I tend to walk down to Seneca Street for exercise but sometimes catch a lift).
On Tuesday I plan to work from 7:30 am to 4 or 4:30 pm. I carpool home & my departure is flexible.
On Thursday my plan is to take the 8:20 am bus that arrives on Green Street by 8:43 am. From there I can take a 9:08 bus to the College, arriving at 9:20 am. Or, if the weather is good, I’ll just walk up the hill — that takes me about 30 minutes so I’d arrive by foot about 9:15 am. So, approximately 9:30 am to 6 pm but sometimes earlier. I carpool home.
In a nutshell:
MWF 7:30 to 3:15 pm
Tuesday: 7:30- 4 or 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:15 or 9:30-6 pm (may arrive sooner)
If I’m visiting a class or attending an event before or after the above, I’ll come in early or leave later.
I’ll be working a virtual reference shift on April 6th and April 13th from 2-6 pm. This means I’ll not be in the library but will be able to answer any questions using our Chat or email services. I’ll also be on the Research Help Desk on Sunday, April 14th from 2-6 pm. I’ll post a reminder as the day nears.
Each semester I recalculate my week based on my desk shift and the bus schedule. Taking the bus makes sense as there is a stop near my home. It adds to my day but is part of my commitment to sustainability. I can always adjust my schedule for events and meetings. If I stay late on a M-W-F I can drive in. If I stay late on Tuesday-Thursday my carpool is typically willing to wait for me!