At the Ref Desk (8/28/18): Bingo! Got my first 'Do-U-Have-My-Textbook???' question -- and the school year doesn't even begin till next week! [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

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'.

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!

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