Well it seems that I may have been telling lies this morning. After all that talk about working like a dog and being busy etc etc, there actually came a moment at about 3pm this afternoon when I wondered if I might die of boredom. I even sent a friend a text asking her if it was possible to die of boredom because it seemed imminent. The heat wasn’t helping either; what is it about librarians and their desire to maintain a warm stuffy workplace anyway? I thought librarians were all middle aged women going through menopause, I thought they’d have the temperature set to sub zero even in the middle of winter.
Anyway I survived and it’s another 8 hours ticked off the required 84.
Also, I’d just like to say that I was never a book lover who turned my nose up at e-readers; I love my books and my kindle equally – HOWEVER – after a day spent pulling down library book shelves, rebuilding book shelves, taking books off shelves and putting books back on shelves, tidying books on shelves, putting books back in their right spots on shelves because idiots shove them in anywhere and pulling rows of books forward on their shelves because one librarian likes them hovering near the edge while yesterdays liked them pushed back on the shelves, that I firmly believe that all children should be given a kindle at the age of, hmmmmmm, lets say 8. Bring on the electronic library I say – save trees, save space and save the shoulders of library staff.