Joy be unconfined! We've actually filled two vacant posts. We had come to the conclusion that they were going to be deleted due to the economic downturn (like the ones we lost during the years of plenty) but no, we have new staff.
One's taking the Assistant Librarian's job that Bronwyn vacated at the beginning of last year. I'm told she's young "and a bit weird," which makes a change from all the weird baby-boomers we've got on the staff.
The other is Jim's old post, which has been filled "as a matter of urgency and priority." The incoming poor devil is "keen to take on new challenges," though I would say this one is verging on the masochistic.