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

Oy! Got a ton of students. It's the beginning of the Fall Quarter. And naturally they all want to know if we have any of the textbooks they need for their classes (normally we don't). Plus I've got Chat Reference -- only the provider for Chat Reference is currently offline due to some technical difficulty. Fun, fun, fun!

Yes, the banging and hammering from the construction area to my left is driving me batty.

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.