Hi. I’m in the in-between phase of this year’s job and next year’s job which are really the same job except that the odd nature of grant funding means that I had to apply for next year’s job all over again. At least they didn’t make me pay the $26 to get myself fingerprinted again. So my “new” jobs starts on January second and I suspect it will be a lot like the old job. It lasts until September. I’m leaving for a quickie trip to Alabama on January 4th and, surprise surprise, will be giving a little talk about technology and libraries to the UA folks. If you happen to be in Birmingham next Friday the sixth, I’ll be at the Mervyn H. Sterne Library, Room 158 at 2 pm.