At the Ref Desk (4/25/17): Someone calls but when I pick up the phone all I get is background noise -- people talking, etc. Did he or she just sit on their smartphone and dial out accidentally? Interesting jumping off point for a work of fiction... [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Oy, 2nd Ethics/Compliance test of the year. (2 jobs, 2 tests). Feel like going out and robbing a bank and biting someone in the leg.

At the Ref Desk: 1st shift of the year. Kinda slow but looking at the schedule, I'm by myself for a couple of Saturdays so that ought to be wild!

Last shift of the year.

Near the end of the quarter. Full house.

Flu shot and annual ethics review test -- survived both.

Interesting night. Research questions on everything from "food deserts in Chicago" to "Hemingway in Paris".

Question of the Day: What's a call number? [OMG!]

Welcome to International 'Do-You-Have-My-Textbook' Day! (Brought to you by phone, text message and even on occasion face-to-face.)

My first 'Do you have the textbook for my class?' question of the new school year! And yes, we have it -- in reserve.

Sorry, it doesn't matter whether you have a student i.d. or not, you can't 'rent' a book. (Psss. it's 'borrow').

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