One of the two circuits that serves the Internet terminals was down for several hours today. Rather than 40 ish public Internet terminals we had 8. A patron signed up for a computer and had his wife sign up for a computer (not disclosing that they were together). When they were passing the infant back and forth and letting their other child play games on the Internet I asked them to use only one terminal during the outage. Well I am a f***** according to him.
Now you don't get to use either terminal, have a nice day.
Come on people it is the Internet not a liver transplant; whatever you have to do can wait until someone else gets off a machine. If it is that critical shell out the twenty bucks and sign up at home Mr. "I need it for business."
My paraprofessional associates are very set in their ways and they don't do things when I ask them to. This will continue until the end of the week when I will make things quite clear to them. The Adult / Reference department goes through librarians quite quickly in fact the 2 librarians that were last here lasted just over a year each. I'm not going away and the paraprofessional staff may not like the way I do things, but since I am responsible for the department (the dept head quit after interviewing me but before I started) we will do things my way.
The cataloging department thinks its hilarious when I tell them the stories about the nasty looks I get when I weed the 1995-2002 Time World Almanacs and the old Old Farmers Almanacs. WTF do we need them for?
Change is not liked by the paraprofessional staff, too bad for them.