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The COVID-19 Post

Last week I got hundreds of emails about COVID-19 from every vendor telling me they have a plan and they care deeply about me. Almost every website I read regularly has some kind of COVID-19 plan. So here is mine:

Mary’s ALB COVID-19 Plan

  • Limit the amount of news I am consuming
  • Increase the amount of M&Ms I am consuming
  • Delete emails from vendors about their COVID-19 plans
  • Watch some cat videos

COVID-19 has thrown everything out of order for me. (I promise to be better in the next pandemic.) I have a handful of posts left and a few library specific posts for National Library Week. So until further notice, we are reducing the number of posts per week until I can get back into the catalog or think of something clever to post in its place. If any of you have some candidates hiding out in your personal weeds, bring out your dead and share them with us. Click on the Submissions tab on the main menu to find out more.

For the record, Holly and I are doing just fine, health wise. We hope you and yours are staying healthy and safe.

Mary and Holly

 

2020

Post Holiday Reference

2019 is dead and buried. It’s time to return to work. Both Holly and I return to work tomorrow ready to help patrons cope with our new year. Before the week is out, at least 10 people will comment that they are still using 2019. I will be wondering what day it is probably for at least a week due to crazy schedules and holidays.

For those of us in public libraries, summer reading will start kicking into high gear and many of us will be writing annual reports for the library. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are some typical reference desk scenarios you can expect on your return to work.