I’ve been away, mentally, at least.
Work has consumed pretty much every erg of mental energy I had to give, and squeezing that last few thousand words out of Book 3 of the Blockade has taken the rest, so blogging has taken the hit. It didn’t help that my editor recently introduced me to EVE Online, a sci-fi MMPORG which can be an amazing time sink.
Let’s just call it incredibly busy. (Except for the EVE parts. Okay, that’s not true . . . EVE takes a mental effort in a way that WOW or SW:TOR didn’t, but I’ll post something about that at a future date.)
There are a number of projects under way which are making us a tad nuts. The school we share shelf space with is moving away and taking their stuff with them. We have a metric ton of old reserve materials to hunt down, update, re-catalog, or delete from the ILS, as the case may be. The ILS itself is due for a major overhaul or possibly a migration to something else–I’ve taken quite a liking to the parts of OCLC Worldshare I’ve seen, for example–in the next year or two.
On top of that, we are now looking for a new library director. If you think you have the chops for the post, here is the job description that was recently posted, and you can forward your application here. (Good luck.)
I mostly just wanted to apologize for not being around more. Back to Tuesday and Thursday posts. Promise.