One example of the major major things going down (quite literally) in the department is that our main storage room is being converted into our Binding packing area (this involved tearing down a wall), so that we can make space for a second Conservation bench area, which we will desperately need after the Public Library folks move in permanently in January!
Demolition! For a couple weeks everything has been covered in plastic and moved to the back of the department so that the wall could come down. It took two weeks for the wall to come all the way down.
After the first week. Apparently there were more layers to the wall than they were expecting.
And here's what we walked into yesterday morning...no more wall!
Now that the wall is down, the rest of the renovation can continue...tiling, painting, shelves moved out, new furniture, installation of the new bench area, new equipment, two sink installations, cleaning, more painting, picture hanging, etc. The next month and a half are going to be INSANE, but I think it'll all be worth it...if my boss doesn't lose her mind in the process. I'll keep you posted!