I just wrote the sentence "librarians at Laurentian are not allowed to have any responsibility for circulation or ILL" in response to a question from colleagues at another university and they must think we live in bizarro land.

We do! It's unbelievable.

The non-librarian manager to whom those responsibilities have been transferred is on vacation, so I referred my colleagues to our University Librarian.

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However it turns out that our University Librarian is *also* on vacation. (They hadn't created any entries on the Library & Archives absence calendar because why would they? They're above that sort of thing I guess.)

So I followed up with my colleagues to say "So unfortunately it seems that nobody with authority over circulation or ILL will be available until the 20th."

I guess this is what happens when a power-hungry clown runs your library.

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