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

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'.

You know, they get these fancy copiers that do everything but perform lasik surgery & then when push-comes-to-shove towards the end of the quarter, the gizmos break down, get stuck, jam. The students freak out because they need a copy of something & their final class is, like, now. As Bill Maher would say, New rule: when dealing with multiple users, single purpose beats multipurpose.

Got a cold, finals week, need to prepare for a research consultation for Sat. On the plus side, I do have a huge coffee in front of me.

Only one more week of classes for this quarter but it looks like many students have focused on the holiday bit. Traffic is medium -- some IM chat. Working on my LibGuide for Encyclopedias

Waiting not so much for the rapture as for something good to eat! In any case, we're getting a lot of traffic today.

They had some poetry reading upstairs. Why should this matter? Because the tray full of left-overs is coming down as we speak. Food! Food! Food!

Only one guy's come up so far -- and that was to tell us of his plans for a Riverboat Medical Marijuana project.

Working the DePaul Loop Reference Desk - My usual Monday abode.

Opps, didn't notice I was supposed to fill in for someone this evening at Reference. Someone called and I raced over.

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