Well, it seems I'm not who I say I am... At least, probably not if you listen to this guy.
So who am I? Noah Wyle's female alter-ego? Doubtful.
I am definitely not, today, a super-efficient and hard-working librarian. I'm here, and I'm doing stuff, but not as much as fast as I should. Libraries have a lot of gray space. I get stuck in it too often when working on just about any project you care to name. I had a reporter call me today about one of our district townships, the one that has a proposal on the November ballot to withdraw from the district. If they succeed it'll hack about 20% off my budget. According to the old director it's against state law for staff or the Board to do anything like "campaign" for a certain outcome. So what the heck can we do? I can't find anyone to ask, even, which is the most frustrating part. Michigan's library organization sucks compared to Wisconsin's. In Wisc. I would go to the DPI, where there's one guy who's job is to help me. Here, I can hardly find the on-line directory for the Library of Michigan people, let alone figure out who to contact. My library system is absolutely no help, either. They seem to exist to push technology and not provide any guidance or support for anything else. Completely backwards, again, from Wisconsin reality.
Anyway, onward and upward. Book group meeting at 7... I haven't read the book, won't be reading the book, and feel no guilt for avoiding the book. We'll see who shows up - I don't think anyone else checked it out, either.