And I'll start with the beginning of the end ... The "Brief" Briefing for citizen reporters on the 30th of October 2007.
Seriously, the briefing was really brief. It was less than 10 minutes. What were we being briefed on? You may check out this powerpoint slide. Our librarians are so willing to share whatever we need and even get the powerpoint available for public. Imagine that. (For those of you who read this in email and may not view the powerpoint slide properly, you may go to www.DonnaDaritan.com to see it)
After the briefing, that's when the real conversation kicks in. The non-briefing part was not brief at all! Everyone put off their guards and joined in the fun of our super cool librarians. We talked about almost everything even about the painting that was innocently hanging on the wall and even my nonsense rambling about "Peanut butter jelly time" was being showcased through the big screen. That was scary.
(And yes ... that was me pointing at the cake when everyone else was admiring the art on the wall. Erm .... Dum Dee Dum Dee Dum)
Anyway, as the title has suggested, the end is near. We can not only measure it by time but there were evidences to support it. See the photos below, those stickers circled in red ... that means some other libraries have already marked their possessions. Yeah, even the tray will be moving on and on ... and on ... and on.
Like almost all the great things or moments in this world, soon or later they will come to an end (in case you don't remember that someday we will "move on" too, hence we are great too, don't forget that.), so every moment is precious.
Here I am with the rest of citizen reporters and the dedicated librarians, trying our best to preserve the memories, the lessons, the experience and most importantly, the essence and stories Library@Orchard is trying to tell. Every dead thing is alive in their own ways, they tell not only great stories but they tell the truth (Ask every CSI and they will agree with me!!!). So, here we are preserving and sharing the stories through our blogs. Everyone has different stories to tell. :-)
If you go to the Flickr page, feel free to click on each of our faces to go to our blogs, if not, here they are from left to right.
- Alice @ blog.alicecheong.com
- Jean @ blog.simplyjean.com
- Christine @ www.christinetjia.com
- Me Me Me Me ... ehem ... @ ... well, you know where -.-"
- Jillian (the-not-so-ordinary-librarian) @ blogs.nlb.gov.sg/orchard/
- Regina (The youngest of all ... she's only 13, I'm only older than her by 4 yrs, can't you tell?)
- Joel (Yes, he loves Mandy Moore and ain't shy about it) @ musicsimply.blogspot.com
- Kenneth (whose blog's name is one of the longest I've ever known) @ confessionsofateenagetramaking.blogspot.com
- Charles @ www.wetcalamari.net