Monday, March 30, 2015

With the many tasks that librarians are required to accomplish, it is very easy to become overwhelmed.  On my desk right now, I have six pieces of paper with notes about things I need to remember or complete.  Our students face the same challenges.  You may use planners or set reminders on our phones to help remind us of what we need to accomplish.  This month's tech tip is another tool to help organize your many endeavors. is a free online to-do-list.  It is easy to set-up and use.  You simply enter your email, create a password, and click "sign up".  You are now ready to begin.  From here you can create categories that will allow you to organize tasks into different sections or you can simply start adding tasks to your list.

You can separate your items into "top" tasks which put them at the top of the list or you can remove them from the top and put them in a secondary list if they aren't as pressing as other items.

Once you have completed the task, simply click the box in front of the task and it will remove it from your to-do-list and put it on the "completed" list that you can open and see your progress.  You can remove items from the completed list if need by deselecting the box in front of the task and it will be moved back to your to-do-list.

A great way to ensure you see your list is to set Startino as your home page or your "start-up" page if you use Chrome.  This will guarantee that you see you list everyday.

Students might find this helpful when organizing assignment for class.  They can create a category for each class and add their assignments to the list.

I hope you find this a useful tool and share it with others.  Please let us know what you think in the comments.

We hope to see you at TLA's annual conference in Austin.  The DELRT Business Meeting is Thursday, April 16 at 7:45am.