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

Went to the Computer Lab to tell everyone it was 10 to 6 and we were closing in 10 minutes -- only to be told it was 10 to 5. Opps.

Notice to the World: Yes, we're open today! Till Six! (Just got five calls asking this...)

Last weekend of the year. We break for the holidays starting next Friday. Gonna be slooooow.

Hey, shouldn't there be cookies and candies all over the place? I mean, it's the Holidays, after all!

Okay, having fun making paper airplanes with the student workers.

Last evening of the Quarter. Kind of quiet. They were serving sandwiches and coffee to the students near the entryway. Now no more. Hey, where's my sandwich? Sucks.

Saturday during Finals Week. Everything's due next Mon-Tues-Wed. It's still early -- calm before the storm. Let's see who's on IM (i.e. 'ChatReference').

Aiiiieeeee! It's Finals' Week at DePaul! Open 24 hrs/day till next week. (Though I'm only doing my normal hours.) And of course a lot of reference questions -- one after the other. A lot of the assignments have to do with coming up with "primary sources" for this, that, or the other thing. Up to now, I've had Tammany Hall and Christopher Columbus.

Call it a rite of passage: but they just put up my First Research guide: How to Cite!

Hoo baby! Whole lot of students doing papers, needing help with their research!