I want the reference librarians to go to the Library & Information Show next week so that they can see what's on the market that might be useful for the modernised fab 'n' groovy reference and information library services that we were supposed to be implementing after the Best Value Review four years ago. They, too, want to go, which is excellent news as it suggests that they're starting to bounce back from some of the nonsense that's been going on up there. I ask T.Aldous if they can go.
"That would be a good idea. I've no objection in principle to their going."
"So they can go?"
"Well, it's difficult. I can't see being able to send them both together."
"So if one goes one day and the other the other day...?"
"That's a possibility."
"Could we do it?"
"In principle, yes."
I had to leave it at that, my soul was crying.