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Moving Back

Monday, July 7, 2008 After three days of guests and almost no flood related activities, it was very hard to get mentally back to work. My host, Engineer Librarian John Forys, gave me a tip on where to find great coffee — The T-spoons. Fortified, I tackled my close to 700 emails, hoping to get partContinue reading “Moving Back”

Book Repair at Geoscience Library

Monday, June 30, 2008 It’s a challenge supervising staff who are scattered all over. However, they’ve done an excellent job of managing themselves. At the Geoscience Library, Bu Wilson decided she was best suited to pulling books for repairwork rather than doing the repairs. Bill and Linda worked on repairs.

Book Repair at Hardin

Thursday, June 26, 2008 Although staff would like to be back at their regular work stations, they are enjoying doing something different for a change and making a difference with the collections at the Hardin Library. We’re also able to keep some of our students in pay status.

Resting Up

Saturday, June 14, 2008 Gary Grout caught an announcement that volunteers should report to the Main Library this morning at 9AM. The report was meant for volunteers to report for sandbagging. Gary was at the door this morning to re-direct volunteers and Kristi alerted the UI Press that they needed to have a better statementContinue reading “Resting Up”

Evacuation of the University of Iowa Main Library

Friday, June 13, 2008 At 6AM, I sent the following email to Nancy Baker and others: “After seeing the Czech/Slovak Library/Museum under water almost to the roof top and many roof tops and church steeples and watching flood level forecasts, I’m thinking we should revise our scenario of about 1 foot of water in MainContinue reading “Evacuation of the University of Iowa Main Library”