Monday, January 15, 2018
Lady RaDA Rides Off
My library's technical services director, whom I call Lady RaDA, is riding off to new territories in faraway lands. Cue the sunset. Actually, she's not heading west, but north, to another Evergreen Indiana library.
This is how we all feel right now:
We Sooooo Sad!
Lady RaDA was the most experienced cataloger Mooresville Public Library has ever had. What's more, she developed a wide range of traditionally reference librarian skills, as well as substantial library administrative talents, that frankly makes her library director material. While at MPL, she became a professor to graduate library students at one of the country's premiere library schools and made (and continues to make) her mark on the Evergreen Indiana cataloging committee. During her nearly four years at MPL, she has introduced and refined many significant improvements in a wide range of duties. She is, simply, irreplaceable, and her preeminent standard of excellence will be exceedingly difficult to match. What a daunting challenge for whomever Boss Lady hires to fill Lady RaDA's staff position.
Since we all know Scowl-Face isn't up to that challenge, we're going to need to find an outstanding cataloger out there in libraryland who wants to join my minions. We'll probably be posting a job description and what-not on our website sometime soon, so I won't go into details, which is especially good, since nobody has told me anything about it. I was official MPL feline roving reporter, after all, so I'm feeling a tad bit snubbed.
Our best wishes go with Lady RaDA as she begins this new career adventure. We will all miss her terribly. But our loss is their gain. We hope her new library appreciates what they are getting. If not, I'll go over there and use their Boss Dude's legs as a scratching post. I may be retired, but I've still got really sharp claws.
See you later, alligator. After while, crocodile.
Your (Retired) Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. In 1956 Bill Haley & His Comets released "See You Later, Alligator," written by Robert Charles Guidry, better known as Bobby Charles.