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Not so long after I started working at HPL, I was talking to a potential vendor about some work I wanted done and how it fit into some of my long-term goals for the library, and he said, “You’re really ambitious.”
I said, “I think we’re understanding each other.”
I didn’t wind up hiring that guy for that job, but being understood every once in a while balances out the times I have to convince salesmen that I really am the person in charge even though I don’t fit their stereotype of librarian or person in charge. Sometimes I … Read the rest
I’m hoping it opens the hidden Door of Power, which, once we find it, will lead to three trials that, if we are able to successfully complete them, will lead to the Magic Money Tree that only blooms under the light of the gibbous moon when you say the exact right words in Elvish, which, thank J.R.R. Tolkien, is completely in my skill set.
I have to remember to add “Quest for hidden Door of Power” to our strategic plan. Just in case.… Read the rest
I said, “Look like that’s the best book you’ve ever read in your life.”
I said, “Look like you’re having so much fun.”
Last week at work, I read the Children’s Internet Protection Act and New York’s open meeting laws. I’ll be starting off this week reading a tax booklet on how tax exempt status works in NYS.
Which all goes to say I deserve a gold star. Maybe even two.
At home, I’m reading A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin and hating Joffrey more than I’ve hated anyone real or fictional, ever. I’ve always felt that violent books do not encourage violence, but in my head, I have assassinated Joffrey several times now. I just feel like he has no … Read the rest
I dream of a world where everyone has a writing implement that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
I believe I can make this thing happen.
It’s Friday, people. Dare to dream.… Read the rest
Because isn’t that just the kind of thing you do?
These infogr.am people have gone all kinds of crazy with their spelling and usage, but, still, it’s WAY more fun making graphs and charts in infogr.am than it is in Excel.
This is more strategic planning, incidentally. We’ve been busy here. More to come.… Read the rest
My life has felt a little out of control the last few weeks, which has led me to cleaning my desk. As is always the case, I have encountered notes on meeting agendas that now make no sense to me. Most of them are like this:
The pictures aren’t mysterious, because I’m always doodling. It’s the math that baffles me. If I’m doing math, there’s usually a pretty good reason for it, the kind of thing that sticks in my head.
Because my math is almost always about money. Money I might have or money I might not have. Sometimes … Read the rest
How the times do change. John was totally right, of course, so I took care of the problem right away. I even got the good kind of chocolate. I anticipate visitors.… Read the rest
Okay, so Part 1 was quite some time ago.
But we’ve found more stuff. Like this catalog card sorter:
I have to say it again: a catalog card sorter.
I missed card catalogs so much the day Cathy found this, not for practical purposes like actually finding something for a patron, but I did always love browsing card catalogs back when they were still around. Sometimes I’d just open a drawer to see what was inside.
Something I found one day were these interlibrary loan envelopes that are both adorable and crazy:
To me, they look like tiny envelopes … Read the rest