At the Ref Desk (1/16/19): Today's funny: Got an IM from a student asking who to contact for an overdue book. I texted him the phone number for Access Services. Student replied back that he'd call once his class was over. Um, right. [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

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.

Student: "Where's 150?" Me: "Well, Rm. 115 is outside in the hallway." Since I wasn't sure that's what he meant, I ran out after him. Turns out he meant "150" -- as in call number. Should've known.

1st shift of the year! Waiting for the question: 'Do you have any research articles on 2018?' :-)

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