March 1, 2000

   March 1, 2000

Sofia resigned, and within two hours Judith asked me to chair a commttee (she had already talked to Trudy) to arrange a retirement party for Sofia. Right away...restrictions..

We don't invite the entire campus for staff...Charles was an exception, he had been here for 30 years not just 17 The library does not have a budget ..could get a sheet cake. Physical plant does have a budget Cannot use the downstairs of the library or Davis building for Sofia....that is not for staff (though June had hers there; Judith turned down physical plant for Charles)

It was not a nice scene

I made the mistake of crying....

I asked Judith if she could give S. a good reference and she told her that she could not... She and Daniel should modify their lifestyles.... It was strictly her fault she was on probably felt frightened....

I went and talked to Trudy ...who even said "punch and cookies"....and I told Trudy about the probation....about having Matthews speak rather than Judith....

We set a date....last week in March....and Trudy and I began to plan. Was a short thing. Trudy wanted to send out really nice invitations. (Will the pharmacy faculty really come ?) Trudy seemed to think that the Special Collection room would be suitable because not many people would be there. Well, maybe they would not come. I called Diane at night...have been going over and over and over this....

Diane said that she thought that Sofia would not come to the event....Sofia will be gone for the balance of the week, so we will have to wait to ask her next week. Diane talked about our having a party for Sofia ourselves...I suggested Diane's club house... So....it has finally come, and I have gotten myself looking bad with Judith on account of this. I hope it will not affect me too much.

The FDIC job ...they have not called Richard, and I assume that they have not called Judith....so it is probably not much of a possibility. They ran an an ad on some Georgia job lines..maybe more...starting the 22nd, so have probably gotten a number of applicants. It was a nice dream......for a couple of weeks, and certainly having the job interview for experience was a plus.

And yesterday....looking back on accomplishments

1. 9-10 - talked with Trudy and encouraged her about the pharmacy artifacts collection the school is getting. They have gotten an appraiser. 2. Met with Pollock about the LIbrary.... 3. Worked some more on the assessment/goals thing for the report for Peggy (ultimately for Peggy).... 4. Spent the lunch hour with Trudy at an antique place...she was pickig up another furskin doll....and was facinated by some President's Wives dolls....7 of them, I think..45.00 each.... 5. 2-3:30....met with librarians and Judith...she spent much of the time talking about closing....about the job search....there was an applicant from Southern Tech.... She talked about vacations.....how some of us had not taken much time....then went into the question of meetings...I was surprised to hear that both she and Florence were going to ALA....asked if I was going to AACP..and said I did not have the money....would she ask Matthews ?.... So I said let them give me their schedules, I would project a schedule for July and August...and see what we needed to resolve. Judith emphasized that she would have to approve the vacations days first. I made a appointement to meet with her at 5 to talk about the assessment thing...and then she closed the door and laid it on me about Sofia. Between 6 and 7:30 Florence went over the computer stuff about disabling security on the computers and then clearing stuff out so the computers would print again. At one point we have to go into the server room itself. Also....I set up SWOT meetings about ill and electronic stff with both Diana and Florence...both on Friday the 10th. I need to get everything organized....I have so many balls in the air at the same time..... Oh, and I also arranged for the Journal Club. Found a simple one page abstract....about user procrastination. Copied and distributed the article to the staff, sent an email.....Florence said that she thought it would be interesting.... I must get a "prize" from the bookstore...something Mercer...yyyy.... And in between I moaned in Diane's office....while she went on about the Education Faculty member in Macon sending all those "anti-semetic" posts.....about meetings not even on the Macon campus. I shared a cab home partway with a business student from Ugunda...said her parents came to Atlanta often, and that is why she had chosen this school. And once home, of course I could not wait to check my email. Not much there.... I had spent a lot on taxis 1.50 for MARTA 17.00 coming home then a breakfast of coffee and a muffin - 91 cents I still need to get my bills together and pay them..systematically. I also didn't call Eden http://community-2.webtv.net/ecchristian/ElizabethCarter/