Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's May

Already? Seems like it way just January. Summer seems to be pushing itself early here in California. For the last week we've managed to stay cool despite 104 degree days and 80 degree nights. We've been running the A/C in the house which I'm sure will make our power bill terrifying. I'm trying not to think about it too much.

The news from down here is pretty good. Everyone is healthy and Michelle has been at Stanford working for almost 6 weeks. I still love my job and all the challenges it presents.

**Warning librarian stuff follows**
I've been going through the arduous process of reviewing our reference collection. This means not only looking at what we have and figuring out what we should have that seems to have vanished, but also seeing what we've got in electronic format. Once I've done that I have to go back and see if there's things we can buy to replace the print titles and work to get rid of duplicate copies before we send our print off-site.

When I look at the shelves they seem so empty but when I start looking at the books the list grown really fast. So only 1/3 of the way in it looks like what I thought would be a short task is going to take weeks. The good news is more things are available electronically than we thought, so all this preparation will get us where we want to be eventually.

**Okay that's the end of the librarian stuff**

I hope everyone is having a good spring and that the sun shines on you, but not too much.

Until next time,