Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Office Treasure Hunt

In my third office move in under two years, I decided to make the location change announcement a little more fun this time around.

I posted this picture, the view out my window, and said if people could find me, they would receive a tasty treat!
If you know the library at all, the ramp rails that you can see is what would give it away, and the view of the tree is clearly a main-floor view.  Most people knew where I was already, so it wasn't the greatest mystery, but fun just the same.  I even found a new home for one of the plants left behind.  I'm a very nervous plant parent, so the fewer I have to worry about, the better!

What was the tasty treat?  Well America's Test Kitchen had posted a recipe for chewy chocolate cookies and I just had to make them.  I followed the recipe exactly, even purchasing DARK karo syrup and DARK brown sugar, but still ended up with cakey cookies instead of chewy.  *shakes fist* 
Still, people seemed to like them.  One librarian in particular came back for more!  The picture of the cookies is on my desk looking out to the reference stacks, the view I see even more often than the outdoor view. 

I'm happy with my new office - it is closer to the people I work with, and much easier for students and faculty to find.  Now I just need to find a new music librarian this fall and consolidate to just having one office, one set of files, one set of post-it notes, and I think work will be much easier to manage!  Soon.


3 comments:

David T. Macknet said...

Had no idea where you were, and had forgotten that you were at all in library science. Le sigh.

Glad you've found homes for your plants (and garden?!?!) and are settled!

Jenny Colvin said...

David, right now I'm working as the music librarian but letting go of that soon to just focus on being the Assistant Director for Outreach Services at Furman U. The beautiful office is the AD job, my music librarian office has no windows!

David T. Macknet said...

Ahh. Good luck, and congratulations on the change in position!