The academic support center is moving into the library (so exciting! so many possibilities for closer collaboration!). All but 3 Reference & Instruction librarians are moving offices (some into offices that will be newly constructed because of the academic support center moving in and using space that currently has some of our offices in it). Our technical services department (which is having space carved out of it for the displaced reference librarians) is being completely torn up and redesigned. All the lab computers in the library are up for replacement. The stone on the outside of the reference area half of the building has to be torn off and replaced. The stairwell in the reference area has a crack in the wall and needs repair. We’re putting in some new moveable shelves. An area just in front of the library needs to be torn up and rebuilt.
Meanwhile at home, the city is tearing up my street and replacing water and sewer lines and such (and it has become clear that the city doesn’t quite know how any given house gets its water and sewer connection, so confusion abounds).
Any one of these things would make for an adventure, but all of it together? I’ve decided to choose to find everything related to all of this both exciting and hilarious.
Also, if there are any more potential disruptions, this summer is definitely the time to squeeze them in while we’re all helter skelter anyway. Strike while the iron is confused!