Friday, 31 July 2009

It finally ends!

I've finally finished my coursework for Information Sources and Services and I couldn't be more happy. The stress has completely left my body and now I can go off and relax and have a holiday. A week of playing cricket and then back to work to move all the books from the "Room of Books" back to the shelves. Oh joy! I guess I will worry about that when I get home. There's no point thinking about it when I am going away.

So, until I get back from holiday, take care all and have a lovely week :)

Emma

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Half way through...

The room of books



We had a pile them all in one of the small offices because there was no where else for them to go. It's going to be fun putting them all back again!






















The walls have been painted a pale blue which is CONSIDERABLY more pleasant than the hideous yellow that was there before. Bob (head of estates) doesn't like it but I do and so does Abigail (one of the library staff). I think it makes the place feel calmer. The yellow always gave me a headache.

I think having seen the place yesterday (all the carpets have been ripped up), that it is unlikely that the library will be up and running in September. The staff don't start back until the first week in September and that's when Management want to use the library for registration etc. It's just not going to happen. I think I may have to email my line manager and tell him. That won't be a pleasant email. Anyway, I shall take more photos when I get back from holiday.

Adios until then! Hope you're all enjoying your summer.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Apologies for not writing in a while. What with work and studying and cricket I don't find much time to do anything else. But now that most of the students are gone and my days are filled with my proper work and less shushing I actually have some time to sit and get things done. Or at least I thought I would.

Really I brought this on myself so I shouldn't complain. But I'm going to anyway. I recently took a plan for minor redevelopment/refurbishment work to my line manager. After some toing and froing he came back to me and said that he agreed that the work was a good idea and that we could probably do it. Now knowing a bit about schools I figured I would have a year at least to plan cause nothing gets done straight away. Oh how I was wrong. It turns out the summer works plan is rather empty so they have decided to do all the work this summer. Well, it just so happens that in the intervening months between my predecessor leaving and me starting the girls in the library have worked so much overtime that they don't have to work this summer. This leaves the work force at 1..... me. I am at a point verging on a nervous breakdown as I am still trying to complete my coursework and I have to plan out all the work. All the books, tables, chairs, stuff on the walls, spinners, shelving units - basically everything that can't move, has to be taken out of the library. My head hurts just thinking about it.

My library pre-refurb