Yet another valuable service when you are part of a library system is delivery. Not only does our three times a week delivery service move materials around between our members but also, at least today, much needed computer components.
Our entire system went down earlier in the week and in consultation with both our great IT people and Charter communications, it was determined we needed a new router and switch.
With Christmas plopping down in the middle of the week, delivery was thrown off a bit and we have been patiently waiting.
Well, today I am happy to say the waiting has come to an end. We had posted a sign on the front door letting everyone know that our computers were down and this morning our delivery man announced that he had the solution to our problem. Quickly opening one of the two totes, he pulled out a box, dropped to one knee, and presented me with both the switch and router. It was a very Cinderella moment and he seemed rather pleased to be able to rescue this damsel in distress.
Once Miss Marge arrives Monday afternoon, I’ll get on the phone with IT, switch out the old, cable up the new and, with every finger, toe and eyes crossed, we will be up and running again.
I will post when the coast is clear! Yet another great day here in Libraryland.