Friday, March 04, 2011

Spring Cleaning

There's something about March that makes me panic a bit about the end of the year, and also makes me want to clean out things. This tendency was worsened by finding YET ANOTHER laser disk player on a cart of equipment. Sigh. Hottest technology... in 1995.

Welcome to the Inner Sanctum!

I'm getting to the end of the really incomprehensible garbage and reaching a level comprised of recently obsolete equipment. Here is a cabinet of tape recorders, slide projectors, a record player, an 8mm projector, and typewriters. Which I use every day.

Anyone need an entire box of SVID cables? I'm still working on it, but I think they are no longer what connects our monitors to the computers. Used to be I would have to replace at least one a week.

Since I have so little storage for televisions and overhead projectors, I took down some shelving in the back room (that used to hold the magazine archive!) so I have room. When all of that equipment becomes obsolete? Not a problem. I'll have room to move in my bed and easy chair, and just live in the back of the library!


  1. I know exactly what you mean! I'm cleaning out my storage closet, but it's not too bad b/c I did it last year. On the other hand, I've just been shoving craft supplies and stuff leftover from programs in there without organizing since last summer so...we're also cleaning out our general workroom. We've been finding the most hilarious stuff, like a 10 cent box of some kind of wallhangers...

  2. Don't librarians live in the library anyway? Just like teachers live in their schools?