Monday, June 8, 2009


In addition to moving the collection itself, we also will need to move all of our equipment, supplies and documents. Which means this is the perfect time to do some purging. Why move what we no longer need? Not only move it once, but twice...once to our temporary quarters and then again into our new building. No, thanks!

Like many offices and other workspaces, we had over time acquired extra copies of this and that as well as our share of outdated office products. Out they went! No more boxes of typewriter ribbons for us, thanks. In keeping with the environmentally green theme of our new building, we reused and recycled as much as possible. Publications were donated to faculty and students, old furniture went to the UW SWAP where it will be available to other departments within the university. When all other options for reuse were exhausted, things like excess office supplies were sent to the designated "Giveaways" table in our building. You'd be amazed by how many uses creative students can find for random things.

Our building's relocation committee is holding a "I Can't Believe I Kept This" contest for the treasures people may unearth while packing. Luckily, the HLATC hasn't uncovered any good contenders yet. This is one contest we would like NOT to win.

1 comment:

  1. Leah is back! Yeah! I miss you ladies. I hope you are all having a great summer!