This week I spent a lot of time organizing "the library." I use quotation marks because technically the library does not exist yet. That's where I come in. My job is to create a library. There are bookshelves and bookshelves full of textbooks, magazines, conference proceedings, etc. ranging in years from now back to 1928 - all shoved into one tiny room that used to be an office and will again be turned into an office once the library is created. There are also books stacked in bookshelves on the R&D floor and on a bookshelf in a soon-to-be lab space. So far, I have organized everything by date, category, and sub-category. I also just received access to a database and a barcode printer. My next step is to take every book, log it into the database, and print a barcode. Once this is done the books can be moved into the space that will be turned into the library.
Also, this past week I have been working in the lab with my supervisor, Elaina Zito, and two other lab technicians. I was helping to print paste onto the printed circuit boards (PCBs) and run tackiness tests. I was also exposed to copper corosion testing, I learned how to label products for shipping, and I learned how to use the x-ray to look for voiding on the printed boards. There is still so much left to learn, but, so far, this has been a great experience and I cannot wait to see what the next few weeks have in store.
Here's to another great week,