At the Ref Desk (4/15/18): 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.) [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Favorite Reference Title of the Day: "Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature" (1970). Can't wait to be trapped on a desert island with only that to read.

Kind of hungry (as usual) and there's a quarter cake in the back room. Tempting -- but the last thing I probably need after 2 days of pure gluttony in Springfield.

Wow, we're still getting NYRB in microfilm! WTF?

I'll tell you what this library needs! It needs a food-tray within reasonable distance from the Reference Desk! Don't know how long I'll be able to hold out... Fading fast. Need. More. Calories.

Must finish that research guide...

Kind of slow today which means I get to work on my Research Guide for Encyclopedias.

Back at the Reference Desk -- first time since I got back.

Summer hours, just here till 8pm.

Last day of spring quarter (at least for me). We're closed over the weekend. Summer hours begin on Monday. It's sad to see the students go (especially the ones working here in the library).

How do you know it's the end of the year? When students come in asking for a book and not wanting anything electronic or online -- just a traditional 'read'.