At the Ref Desk (8/28/18): Bingo! Got my first 'Do-U-Have-My-Textbook???' question -- and the school year doesn't even begin till next week! [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Bingo! Got my first 'Do-U-Have-My-Textbook???' question -- and the school year doesn't even begin till next week!

Complaints upstairs about someone playing the trumpet in one of the computer labs. Oy.

Foreign student gets 'flood alert' on phone, asks 'do you get a lot of floods in Chicago?'. Um hopefully not.

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.

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