At the Ref Desk (5/22/18): Got an IM request explaining in great detail (several sentences in fact) what kind of article the person was looking for. Only thing missing -- the topic. Oh well... [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Got an IM request explaining in great detail (several sentences in fact) what kind of article the person was looking for. Only thing missing -- the topic. Oh well...

Question du Jour: "Can I use one of these rubber bands?" Hope so. No need to bring it back!

File under 'Learn Something New Everyday': Wanna print more than one page (say, 2, 4, 9, etc.) on the same side of the paper? That's what the option "Multiple" is for after typing Ctrl-P. (Thanks to the student who figured this out after he asked me and I told him I didn't know.)

In between quarters -- it's either 'do you have my textbook' (student) or 'can you put this on Reserve' (faculty).

Opening up -- first act of the day: Look up hours quick before someone calls.

Kinda slow today. Wonder where everyone went ...

Stayed an extra half an hour after closing to help a student dig up 'research' articles for her paper.

It's national 'Help with Access to Wireless Network Day'

Wow, is this place crowded! (8:30p)

Hmm, two people on IM, one student in front of me, and finally, a student calling in from out of state wanting to know what the weather in Chicago is like.

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