Much has happened since the last time I posted some thoughts. On November 4th, I started working for a new employer - the City of Oxnard - as a Librarian at the South Oxnard Branch Library (SOBL). Originally scheduled to close on October 31st, the current 4,000 sq.ft. facility is in the Community Center at 200 E. Bard Rd. Construction is behind schedule, so I am working there until we close our existing facility and move next door into this state of the art building. (In the meantime, I took some vacation days and separated my employment with UCSB on November 14th. On March 8, 2007, I will retire from the University of California - on the anniversary of my 14th year with the UC!)
Take a look at this video of all the activity as the interior of the new South Oxnard branch of the Oxnard Public Library moves toward completion.
This photo shows where the Young Adult area will be; it is to the west, on the other side of the shelving.