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I used up 5 seconds of my 15 minutes of fame today by appearing in this Business Week video.

This week I’m attending the KMWorld & Intranets 2008 conference and gave a presentation this afternoon (a little case study of how we collect user feedback on our research portal and some of the things we’ve found in our recent surveys and user studies.)


My team at work took me out this afternoon for a tea party at Chic Chateau (walking distance from work but I had absolutely no idea it was there!). It was a wonderful treat and I definitely feel like I’ve been sent off in style.
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Tomorrow’s my last day of work before maternity leave kicks in — the baby is officially due 2 weeks from today but we’ll see when she decides she’s ready…

Rose Garden

Posted on: May 10, 2007

Its Community Involvement week at work and as one of the activities a bunch of us went to the nearby rose garden and helped out — some people mulched and the rest of us dead-headed the roses. Here’s a group shot:

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Our team’s HR rep was featured on NBC11 news on 5/3 in a piece about the population boom in California (and in particular San Jose). She had a baby on April 30 (10.1 pounds!!!!)
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In training most of today and tomorrow, working on meeting facilitation, creative thinking, ideation, etc., mosting using the models from Synectics.

Our team went out for a lovely holiday tea today!
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New job!

Posted on: August 15, 2006

I’m very excited to report that I received an offer today for a real position at the company I work for (as opposed to being a contractor, which I have been there since January). The position is a little different from what I have been doing, but is still within the same team of great people that I work with now. I’ll be the program manager for the market research portal that I have been working on for the past year and a half, and have more of a chance to promote the site throughout the company, survey users, conduct trainings and drive the site’s future evolution (as well as the other information services our team provides like a blog, library, custom inquiry work, etc.) Woo hoo!!!

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Some of our team at work did a community service/team building morning helping to weed the heritage rose garden — and then we all went out to lunch. it was a gorgeous day to be outside!
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It’s official, I am an intern no more! I just finished filling out all the paperwork, and starting 1/2/06 I will be employed *full time* as an Information Specialist! Unfortunately, I lose some of the intern perks (like software discounts, sorry folks) but I am very excited to continuing to do the work I’ve been doing for the last year plus many new assignments and projects including more reference/inquiry stuff. For obvious reasons, I won’t be posting much about work here, but perhaps on topics related such as developing taxonomies, working with metadata, special libraries, etc. and maybe I should start paying some more attention to local SLA events. And no, this doesn’t mean that I’m giving up on public library work. I hope to keep subbing on weekends here and there to keep my hand in and when they reopen the hiring list…


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