Cool Change

I left the Library today for 7 weeks leave. I have worked there full time for 13 years. I start my PhD studies in two weeks. This is what was on the radio as I pulled away:

If there’s one thing in my life that’s missing
It’s the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
Lots of those friendly people
And they’re showing me ways to go
And I never want to lose their inspiration
It’s time for a cool change
I know that it’s time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it’s time for a cool change

I’ve Got GMail!

Within an hour of my posts about wanting a gmail address…. I had two replies!

Jeff Godin, library IT guy, from — guess where — TRAVERSE CITY IMed me! Thanks so much Jeff! Our deal? When I’m in TC I’ll buy him a coffee and will talk library tech for a bit! Coolness! Jeff also gave me my invitation to Orkut back a few months ago and started a library community there.

I am now available at tametheweb (at) gmail (dot) com

Then I got an e-mail from Susan Vaughn at the Suffolk University Law Library. We chatted via e-mail and worked out a deal so my department at SJCPL can have an address for learning/training/etc. “I would like to donate it in a good cause (although the all you can drink Guinness on gmailswap is very tempting),” she told me….

Thanks to two kind library folk!

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