1.21.2006

Things

Things They Never Told Me in Library Science School Would Happen at a Public Library, #44:

What the appropriate response would be to watching my maintenance worker crowbar (and then kick open) a door that was locked shut when a deadbolt completely broke on our annex (I chose hysterical laughter)

Things They Never Told Me in Library Science School Would Happen at a Public Library, #60:

That I would become intimately knowledgeable about watershed, field tile, EQIP grants, waterway construction and acreage - all because our original founder bequethed the library a 40 acre farm 100 years ago, and we still farm it.

Things They Never Told Me in Library Science School Would Happen at a Public Library, #31:

That I would learn to "talk the talk" when it came to punching 120V receptacles into a wall for new servers, insisting on particulars for some wooden end panels for shelving, restarting a cranky boiler, or coordinating furniture installation via email.

Things They Never Told Me in Library Science School Would Happen at a Public Library, #75:

That I would have to daintily tell a coworker to stop wearing an offensive scent.

Things They Never Told Me in Library Science School Would Happen at a Public Library, #12:

That a group from the Corps of Engineers couldn't have figured out an easier way to get an 8+ foot metal server rack in through a regular sized door without aid of a dolly (because it's too heavy). In our case...remove from pallet, unwrap, nearly drop on sidewalk, laugh hysterically (again), slide through door with four people carrying it, pivot, pivot, PIVOT into the tech room.

And that was just the learning from THIS week...

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