In case anyone cares, or maybe just for the record, I'm on a part-time sabbatical this year. I had the option of taking six months off completely or a year off part-time. PT seemed the wiser choice, productivity-wise. Plus we're in transition at Barnard--the College and the Library, so being around a couple days a week seemed like a good idea.
I work two long days at week at the library--Tuesdays 10-7 and Wednesdays 11-9. It's very intense because I've let go of very few of my responsibilities, so I'm pretty much working a five day week in two days. I'm hoping things will ease up once our new Information Services Technologist starts. The job has been offered and accepted by an exceedingly worthy candidate, but for some reason not announced yet, so I won't break the news here.
My primary sabbatical project is a book I'll be co-editing with Laura Quilter, a librarian, lawyer, and stay-at-home mama. I also plan to get all of my email inboxes down to zero messages and keep them that way. I have some more personal projects going, as well, including looking for an apartment to share with my spouse and developing an exercise regimen.
When one of my Barnard reference colleagues was on her leave, she pointed out to me that a sabbatical is by definition about rest, so I'm taking that to heart, too. I think getting a good night's sleep five days a week is a really good thing. Still and all, I'm somehow amazingly busy, which is why my blog posts and book reviews have slowed, if anything, rather than increased, since I've been on leave beginning September 1.
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