Laptops in the library are hugely popular - who knew? The 5 we got set up last month are used every day, and there haven't been any problems with them (except not having enough!). We could have another 5 or 10, and I bet they would be used constantly too. Sometimes it's people who want more computer time than the 1 hour in the lab, other times it's people just wanting to sit in a more comfortable area or curious about how laptops are different from PCs. Whatever the reason, it seems to be a much-appreciated addition to our library services.
No one has figured out the bizarre update problem in the Express group, so next week it's time to start from scratch: re-install Windows and proceed from there. Maybe this will help pinpoint the issue, or just solve the problem; at this point, it doesn't really matter to me, I just want it to stop. All the other groups updated last week and are still working just fine, which is something I am extremely grateful for!
It's getting close to Finals Week: I can tell by the number of students working in the library all day. Only a few weeks until days start getting longer again - if we can make it through the "dark time" everything will be OK!