making headway

Gradually making headway on the computers. I've got five of them so that they run Horizon and all the necessary components. I put OpenOffice on them, then set them up so that they'd have at least a few catalog bookmarks. I am giving Netscape to the people that I know use it.

Actually making more progress than I thought I would, though I hope I have a little more time off the desk today than I usually do.

ActiveSync turns out to be freeware. I am using Pocket Informant on my Pocket PC in place of the kind of blah and nasty software that came with it. I was hoping it had a desktop component, but it doesn't. However, I prefer it so much over the standard I registered it anyway.

I will be so glad when the damned word processor that's out on the floor can finally be retired. I spent the better part of an hour helping some poor people try to get the printer to cooperate with Word. I think the problem was with the computer, honestly, but don't quote me on that. I worked a little systems librarian magic and got them printing on the iMac instead. I swear the printer on that's better anyhoo.

Thursday! I love Thursdays! I really do. We close for staff development, which usually isn't too enlightening, but it's the only time we can all get together for meetings. We close for an hour. Then I get to have my lunch really late and for some reason it makes the day feel really fast.

My favorite part of the new computers: opening the box.

We had a few "Oh the humanity" moments yesterday. Someone has taken to throwing books out the window (I guess that's one way around the security tape). So now the windows are being screwed shut. It's going to be cooking in there this summer.

It's kind of funny, people think working in a library must be quiet and boring (or relaxing) and dull... I dare them to spend one day at my job.

A mesozoic gentleman walked into special collections at 3:58 yesterday when I was on. We close at 4. I was good about it (I really felt guilty sending this poor guy back out into the heat) and let him have a few minutes to look at the collection. I've seen him before (not in special) and he is a sweetheart. But boy he likes to talk.

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What librarians do all day

"It's kind of funny, people think working in a library must be quiet and boring (or relaxing) and dull... I dare them to spend one day at my job." Shoe

I always liked the one, "It must be fun to work in a library and read all day."

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