4: Moving to Romig

These shelves were like a giant game of Humpty Dumpty.  No one wanted to take Humpty apart, let alone put him back together again.

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3: Getting Started

We had a walk-through meeting with the district’s warehouse and maintenance departments to discuss the logistics of vacating the current library and setting up temporary locations at both West and Romig.  Once I learned that the existing shelving would be transferred, we got busy shifting books.

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2: Decisions

What we know for certain:  the shared library for Romig Middle School and West High School will receive much-needed seismic safety renovations during the 2017-2018 school year.  We’ve received our marching orders, and need to be out by end of the 2017 school year.

What we need to decide:  how does a shared school library, with only one librarian, still effectively serve two schools while we are relocated for construction?

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1: Background

I’m in the midst of moving an entire school library.  It’s a job that I work on all day, think about all evening, and dream about all night.  (I’m not kidding.  Some of my most brilliant brainstorms happen during REM cycles.)  Since this project is taking over my life, it only seems fitting that I write about it.  I’ve decided to add a Construction Update section to our library website to document the process of our library’s renovation.

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