topic_interest is exactly telework
2020-10-22When this email was sent out to faculty and staff, we had been working from home for about three weeks. Several members in my department were struggling with navigating technology off campus, and our workflow was a little out of sync. One major change for staff was not having access to two computer screens and adjusting to using laptops as well as extra steps used to access the necessary programs off campus. Some duties simply could not be preformed remotely, things like printing labels, processing books, DVDs, and CDs. However, working from home allowed time to tackle other long-term projects that had been placed on the backburner. Things like updating eBook links, adding terms that allow for items to be easily searched for, and staff had opportunities to attend webinars that aligned with changes libraries across the globe were adapting due to COVID.
2020-10-04This Tweet shows one of the major changes in our society and home lives. With so many people working from home children have learned to approach their parents and ask if they are in a meeting before saying anything else.
2020-06-14This is my makeshift desk that my boyfriend made for me amid the pandemic. Having worked at a school and being out for the summer, I had to find a job over the summer in order to pay rent, bills, and student loans. I was fortunate enough to find a job working for a company in Salt Lake City. Due to the pandemic, the hiring and on-boarding process was completely virtual. Trainings were conducted through Adobe Connect and the company provided the monitors and the computer, as well as the mouse, keyboard and headset. We've been informed we will not actually have to go into the building until at least the end of the year. Working from home is an adjustment from what I'm normally accustomed to. I'm not used to sitting for a long period of time or having the convenience to be able to work from home. There are perks that are really nice, in terms of not having to travel or worry about getting infected with the virus. I'm enjoying my job, though like all jobs, there can be rough days.