DC reporting in, #2: Cubicularitis

my cubicle

Today has been my third day at the Library of Congress. As you can see from the photo above I am now (and for the coming seven months) the proud inhabitant of a cubicle (my first ever!), namely cubicle “Kluge 21.” Lots of shelf space, walls one can pin things to, artificial lighting and nice cubicle mates will be my companions for the spring and summer. I’ve spent the last two days (Monday was taken up with getting a cublicle assigned, an account set up, etc) ordering books from the library catalogue and getting a feeling for what is here – I did some of this work before arriving, of course, but now that one can actually order all the books it’s different (my shelves are no longer this empty). And I’ve been out with fellow (Klugians? Klugianists? Klugees?) researchers twice already, which is nice. Lots of interesting conversations, tips about DC live, and just general good times. There might be plans for more of that in the future. :-)

Tomorrow, though, might be a snow day, as DC will apparently collect/receive between 8-12 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. It’s raining right now, so we’ll see what happens. (I don’t want it to be a snow day. I want to go look at all the books that arrived literally 5 minutes before I left. And we’ve got a tour of the National Archives planned, as well. But, as typed, we’ll see…).


One response to “DC reporting in, #2: Cubicularitis”

  1. Jela

    Good to hear you are settling in nicely and already met nice people!
    I hope you do not like it too much, though, as we will want you back ;)

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