Sarah: return to the Anderson Room

So, back again after another lockdown.

Everything the same, but different!? Same building, same office and desk, but only one other colleague instead of six.

It is so lovely to see “virtual” friends again and have a cup of tea not through a monitor or phone.

Our three Anderson Room and East Asian offices once again combined as one in our first proper tea break last Tuesday.

Working from home means sitting in front of my computer most of the day thinking mostly of one subject, (cataloguing MONYC cards…! Music Ordered Not Yet Catalogued).

But being able to have breaks in my garden with the birds chirping away around me.

Now that I’m back I can get back down into the music stacks again, the smell of books…! and think about book/box moves and different spaces I can find to enable this to happen.

Being back at work, I put it down to being a librarian. Do you think it’s “sad” when I let out a joyous cry when my first sheet of labels came out the printer or my first pile of books has been catalogued and put back on the table for the first time since coming back!!!? Ok yes a little sad maybe…! Plucking actual books off shelves and taking them to another department, walking through the library again.

I am so happy to be back, bring forth the day, soon, when we can all be back together as one!


About mj263

Music Collections Supervisor at Cambridge University Library. Wide musical interests. Often to be found stuck in a composer's archive, or enthusing about antiquarian music.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.