But wow - finally some news on the budget that pertains to me. The NC Legislature approved a 1.2% raise for EPA employees. That means Exempt from the Personnel Act, which is where "non-teaching" faculty, such as myself, are classed. (Though I dispute the designation non-teaching.) That is about an extra $40 a month, our first raise in years. If only the raise kept up with inflation it may have made a difference. I much more appreciate the five days time off. And I am grateful that they did something, but when it's been this long one tends to get a bit disgruntled.
Refdesk this am per usual. I signed up for my fall instruction sessions, my least favorite part of the year. I really am not a fan of instruction, especially freshman seminar. I got out of teaching for a reason. I also monitoring an EDN class turn in assignments for another librarian and helped a graduate student with business research. My favorite question of the day was in literature research assistance - I always like looking this stuff up.
Other than that I spent the rest of the day finishing up the SACS accreditation reports that should have been done last week...enough said.