Greencat, I thought it might be opposite day and no one told me.
A coworker who watched the exchange said "Are you sure she understood? She never looks that cheerful after being told no."
I do know that Stonecold seems to think I am like some super-Mom figure and has told others that I have a great sense of humor (we have to) and really know how to be a team player (!), so maybe that squeaks me thru.
I wanted to address Gollymolly and say "No offense taken!" I understand what you are saying and I would completely agree about shaking things up if it was logical shaking, say adding hours and hiring people (correctly) to fill them. Or using some new system of management. But announcing that you want to toss rare books written by the city's most famous historical personage because "they're old and who cares about what some old white man thought?" or taking a person who is a people person and sticking them behind a computer all day are not logical decisions.
You are right, of course: the board LOVES what she does, not because they think it is a good idea but because it allows them to have more and more and more power. They are currently trying to separate us from the crummy union we have because they believe we are overpaid and they don't want to pay our salaries any longer. They get to take out price-y equipment paid for by taxpayer funds and keep it indefinitely. They refuse to fix the filthy public bathrooms because the "cost is prohibitive" but spend three times as much to send Stonecold (and themselves) on "fact finding" junkets. (And we know how much they spent because the person who had to write the checks was not shy about telling people.)
Sadly, they are not appointed by the mayor, either. When the library was first created, the board created themselves and they are self perpetuating....when one decides to retire, they just invite some like minded individual to become one of them.