Baby, It’s Cold in Here . . . or is that Hot??

Some of you may remember last Monday, December 3.  You know, the day it was about 90 degrees in the library?  It was HOT.  And everyone was complaining.  One of the college HVAC mechanics came over, tinkered around a bit, and we finally got the temperatures down.

Fast forward to Friday, December 7.  Yes, a mere four days later.  You, the day it was about 65 degrees in the library??  It was COLD.  And everyone was complaining.  One of the college HVAC mechanics came over, tinkered around a bit, and . . . NOTHING MUCH HAPPENED.

We don’t know exactly what happened.  The library is actually two buildings connected with the bridge.  There are lots of thermostats.  There are lots of heating registers and air vents in the ceilings.  It all seems pretty complicated.

What we do know is that people were pretty uncomfortable, and frustrated, and mad.  And I apologize for that.  Our staff were cold, librarians were cold, and students trying to work were cold.  Today everything seems better.  I hope it stays that way this week, and we’ll try to start the new year with steady temperatures that don’t required fingerless gloves and a parka (or a tank top and shorts).

Happy end of the semester.  Happy holidays, sleeping in, and time with family.  We’ll see you next semester.

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One thought on “Baby, It’s Cold in Here . . . or is that Hot??

  1. Next to parking, temperature seems to be the most intractable problem everywhere I’ve taught! Why is that? I think because for most of us some level of basic comfort is needed to work productively. And add to that the fact that we all have different comfort ranges …
    Wishing all a Happy Break in however that is best for you!

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