This week is the last week of semester 2, the last week of teaching, the last week of exams. It's the last week of 24/7 opening of the Library and the last week of work for evening and weekend staff.
It's a good week for finishing off and for slowing down ever so slightly and standing back for a minute. It's a good week for being pleased that we have completed a whole academic year and the Library and IT services have provided an excellent service to thousands of students and staff.
Next week will be the hard work of finishing off, completing tasks, collating statistics and writing reports - explaining and describing what we have done and assessing our successes.
Then the planning begins, what do we need to do to improve the service we provide? Reviewing what we have done and deciding what we are going to change. It's exciting and interesting to plan ahead but just for this week it's good to make the most of the time, to make sure that students are helped and supported through to the last day and enjoy the moment (and the view).