Hurry up and wait. That's what we do around here. We hurried to get our FEMA figures together by Sept. 1. We are hurrying
to put together more figures for Auxiliary Enterprises. Meanwhile, we are waiting to see what happens with off-site storage,
waiting to have material shipped, waiting to get answers from FEMA, waiting for our positions to get added, waiting to see
if we can replace some of our Western Pacific aerial photographs. I hope those hurricane victims in the South have lots of
patience, because that is what you need when you're recovering from a disaster.
We received our United Nations microfiche, replacing the paper Official Records that were lost in the flood. Of course,
we have no place to put them, so they are still in boxes. It seems silly that there is abundant space in the basement of Sinclair
Library, but because FEMA won't fund taking out the partitions, we can't use the space (because that would be permanent,
not temporary). So, we have been trying for over six months to find off-site storage in the tight real
estate market .
Reference questions are picking up, but very little of our replacement material is cataloged so that someone would
actually know we have it. It's sad to think that we have replaced so many documents but can't get them barcoded because we
have no help yet.