You take the good, you take the bad...

The Good: Our library received a large gift from our campus student government to purchase materials for recreation and enjoyment.
The Bad: After making it through two rounds of the approval process, the creation of core video game collection was rejected by the student government.

The Good: Today I met with our VPAA. He offered his praise and thanks for the work we are doing within the library. It was also an opportunity to offer suggestions and future directions for the library and the campus, including an expanded campus information literacy program. Even though our team of 4 librarians taught 373 information literacy sessions this school year, we are not as integrated as I would like. The discussion even provided an opportunity to discuss my video game research.
The Bad: More questions, than answers.

The Good: My director wants to discuss the potential for collaboration with the computer graphics department to work on an information literacy game. She is interested in the idea and my research, which gives me hope that I can get the project off the ground.
The Bad: A gaming project would not qualify for one of the mini grants our technology department is giving out.

... You take them both and there you have the facts of life. (photo via sitcomonline)


Andrew said...

You got the future in the palm of your hands. All you gotta do to get you through is understand. You think you rather do without. You will never make without the truth. The facts of life is all about you.

Or, in the sage words of Paula Abdul, you take two steps forward, you take two steps back.

Sounds to me like you are making progress, which isn't easy at institutions of our size. Keep up the good work!

Paul said...

nice job finishing off the song.

Thanks Andrew.