At the Ref Desk (1/16/19): Today's funny: Got an IM from a student asking who to contact for an overdue book. I texted him the phone number for Access Services. Student replied back that he'd call once his class was over. Um, right. [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Actually the school year started on Tuesday but it's the first day back for me!

On a side note, the DePaul Library has a new Twitter account:

First Law of Electronic Reserves: Make sure your students have a copy of your syllabus just in case the frickin' server breaks down.

At the Ref Desk, kind of slow, feel like breaking out into 'Summertime...

I'm starting to have hallucinations -- the student lab in front of me is looking more and more like Foster Ave. Beach.

How do you know we're reaching the end of the quarter? Everyone comes to the reference desk asking for a "formatting guide -- or whatever you call it" (citation guide).

Doing reference till 4pm. Only thought: Es gibt kein Bier in der Bibilotek, scheiße.

Doing my Current Cites at the Reference Desk in between patron requests.

Working the reference desk and lovin' it.

Leo Robert Klein is seeing the hams and turkeys swirling around him as he works the reference desk without a sandwich

Working the reference desk at DePaul. Slow night.

Today was my first day doing reference at DePaul University Library. I grabbed a couple of volumes of the DLB and a volume of the NUC (Pre 1956) and I was in Seventh Heaven. It's only a couple hours a week but I love it!