Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm Not So Good with Ratings

I mentioned meetings in my last post (What?  You didn't see that?  That's because I forgot to mention it - and went back to add it - so it's there now)

I had a regular Library Board meeting on Monday night and then a committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon - immediately after Cory and I got back from seeing The Muppets.  That meeting wasn't too terribly long.  We just went over the ratings we gave all the architects who submitted proposals and decided which ones we didn't really like and which ones we want to interview.  I must admit I'm not really good at the ratings thing.  Somebody asks me to rate something on a scale of 1 to 10, I'll probably go with a 5.  I just have a hard time with the whole thing.  I did know enough to weigh library experience over experience with something like alcoholism treatment centers, but the rest was a bit iffy.

It turned out OK, though, because we all had the same firm at the bottom, and pretty much the same 3 at the top - so I guess I didn't do horribly bad.  The end result (for now) is that we will hopefully be talking to 4 of the firms in the next few weeks and then choosing one to do a feasibility study for our library - to see what we can do to expand our current and/or build a new one.  Of course there's no guarantee that we'll be able to do anything, but at least we'll have the information we need to make an informed decision.  And hopefully have plenty of room for our library and all the awesome services and programs it offers to the people of our community!