I haven’t posted here in a while. At Library HQ, we’ve got employees on vacation, employees at PLA and CIL, and employees out sick. We’re stretched really thin, like butter over too much bread, which means I’ve had to pull a lot of long shifts on the desk lately. Now, I love working at the reference desk, really I do. I love interacting with patrons, I love helping them find information. Heck, I even like helping them with their computer problems. But it’s difficult to get desk work done when you’re constantly interrupted by patrons, so I feel like I have a backlog of work that’s not getting done. And I’m starting to get really sick of hearing the phone ring and listening to children whine and scream at their parents.
I’m in serious need of some off-desk time, preferably with a bottle of whiskey and a box of dark chocolate, and I’m not sure when that will be.
So, my brain is feeling pretty mushy. I can’t formulate thoughts well enough to blog about anything (except this, obviously). Just reading my RSS feeds on library stuff makes my eyes spin.
Expect blogging and ranting to resume when our skeleton crew gets a big more full-figured.