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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Customer consultation

We've not had a poll for a while. Luckily, we're in need of advice because it looks like we're going to be spending the summer consulting the man on the Pardendale omnibus and his dog to get their views on a new library building which might be in the offing in the next year or two.

Should be a treat and a half.

8 comments:

The.Effing.Librarian said...

does "enough money" include hiring staff? we're opening libraries and moving people around because we don't have any money to hire.

thankfully, I have no skills, so I can stay right were I am.

Kevin Musgrove said...

"enough money" could include hiring staff: we'd still leave the posts vacant for a year or two

Anonymous said...

i voted for the font thing.. because it will take our gifted superiors at least 6 weeks to decide on those, bugger the rest of the library and forget to remember that anyone has to work in it/find anything in it.

Gadjo Dilo said...

I get the feeling that the "man on the Pardendale omnibus" (not to mention his dog) may be a traditionalist. "A library's a library, son, so thee builds it like a library; thee don't need to go asking the likes me, tha' daft wazzock".

The Topiary Cow said...

So it will be liberally supplied with fire hydrants and fluffy cushions then?

Madame DeFarge said...

But don't forget that community consultation is the name of the game these days. We all have to be in touch with our customers. How would we function otherwise?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Anonymous has obviously worked in an English public library

Gadjo: the man on the Pardendale omnibus would be incensed that we asked anybody else but him!

Ms. Cow: Genius!!! Now how do I get these included without blowing my cover...

Mme. de F: Quite so, quite so. In fact one wonders how ever we got things done ever without first diverting time and resources into consultation exercises that nobody takes any notice of.

The Topiary Cow said...

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

Unless, maybe, they catch you using the hydrant in the library...

Moo!