Putting Ourselves Back Together

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Most staff upon returning to the Main Library were able to just turn on his or her computer and pick up where s/he had left off. Not the Preservation Department. Book repair, binding, and marking are in the basement which was flooded. Since we were completely dismantled, we decided it was a good time to get the floor waxed and walls painted. We also decided that the first thing to get up and going should be the marking unit. This would get the most students back to work and take care of our highest volume of work. Marking processes about 8,000 items a month.

Once the floor was waxed, Shannon’s desk and computer would be installed and a table set up for students to work on. Painting, reinstalling book shelves, etc. would go on around them.