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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Did you ever get the feeling that the truth was less revealing than an outright lie

I mentioned the other day that we were to have had a visitation from the director of Sheep City. My silence about the event isn't due to my signing up to an oath of silence, nor the storyteller's natural instinct for building up tension. Frankly, I'm still trying to work out what the hell was going on.

He thought he'd come along to tell us how we could work in partnership with Sheep City. It turned out that we knew better than him. "I don't really know what the Library Service does" wasn't a good opening gambit on his part. As it happens, Frog has spent the past fortnight working in partnership with Sheep City: a week-long Poetry In The Park programme for schools followed by a bunch of storytelling workshops for new parents; Bronwyn's arranging a couple of author visits to tie in with some of the centre's Autumn Programme; Maybelle's halfway through some community consultation work with the Cultural Development Officer; we work closely with the Heritage Centre to deliver local studies services there and in our libraries; and I'm working on some webby stuff with Henry (we're pretending we can avoid involving the museum staff as they're a bit odd).

It all got a bit vague and fluffy after that...


Gadjo Dilo said...

The museum staff are "a bit odd"? Even off the oddness scale that has reference librarians as it's maximum??

Macy said...

So the director doesn't know what the library service does...?

Just the man for the policy team then!

The Topiary Cow said...

As Cow gently ages she gets more and more angry about these "administrators" and "directors" who get paid huge salaries (huge compared to us, anyway) and have never had to bother to learn anything about their jobs.

Argh. Sounds like you are all doing everything without him, yet he still gets to keep his fat paycheck coming in.

Not that Cow is bitter or anything.


Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: I know from experience that Museum 'professionals' are an order of magnitude stranger than reference librarians.

Macy: ah... he's just the director of Sheep City, he's only the prospective director of the library service. So you're dead right!

Ms Cow: we both know that there is a level of the hierarchy where actually knowing anything starts to count against your career progression.

I'm dead bitter. (-;