Sorry for the delay in blogging but “library, removalling of” took a lot longer, was a lot more stressful, and involved a lot more texting than i would have thought possible.

Thanks to amazing hard work by staff and some great support from the Operations Manager, Library Manager , Director, and Project Manager we opened on time and neither flingogal nor I had actually killed anyone (I won’t say we hadn’t plotted the perfect crime/s…)

Even with all the shelving and library ‘stuff’ in the space is still pretty amazeballs. Of course if we had our time over again we would do things a bit differently (see previous paragraph about plotting the perfect crime…)

Of course there are some things we didn’t realise would occur. We are co-located with a child care centre and their cot room shares a wall with our quiet study area.

Some of the babies couldn’t sleep through the hammering and malletting in their first week and are getting their revenge by performing synchronised crying routines when the library is open.

Still we did a damn fine job and I am pretty proud of what we achieved but I do find myself getting  a tad defensive when people (especially other staff) are critical of the way we do things or have arranged things.

It is a temporary location people.

For 12 months or so people.

It was never going to be perfect people.

Deal with it.