8:10AM: I arrive at work. Because of the power outage that closed the library yesterday afternoon at 5PM, I decided to proactively go into work this morning. When I arrive in the parking lot, I can see that the heat is working. Yeah!
Once I get into the building, I turn on all of lights on the first floor. I turn on all of the computers at the circulation, periodicals and reference desks, wake up the printers and go boot my computers (my office is on the second floor).
The good news is that most things boot up fine. One of the kiosk/opac computers on the first floor will not boot. This isn’t surprising given the age of the hardware.
10:00AM: The library opens and everything seems fine. I get ready to leave. As I walk downstairs, the circulation supervisor tells me that our library system client won’t load on one of the circulation computers. This is the same issue on the same computer that I got a call about last Saturday.
I definitely need to investigate this problem. I suggest that the circulation supervisor delete the printers and then try the library system software again. Once the printers are deleted, she can open the software. ARGH!!!!! This is a sporadic problem that is now happening on computers that are not the same model nor the same configuration.
10:15AM: I head out to enjoy my weekend.