At the Ref Desk (9/23/17): OMG, someone going through our book catalog, asks me what 'print' means. [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

OMG, someone going through our book catalog, asks me what 'print' means.

Spam du Jour: 'SOI Wafer' for a mere $150. 'SOI Wafer'? Can I smoke it? Does it come with peanut butter?

Spam du Jour: Email from I-don't-know-who with nothing but a Bit.ly link. Hmm, wonder what to do...

So what happens if the moon just gets stuck? Then what do we do? #SolarEclipse2017

Quick - look up the hours for today!!! (A popular question during the summer.)

Not one call this evening asking for hours!

Getting to the end of the quarter; quite a crowd.

Someone calls but when I pick up the phone all I get is background noise -- people talking, etc. Did he or she just sit on their smartphone and dial out accidentally? Interesting jumping off point for a work of fiction...

At the Ref Desk: If you can't find any articles using the search terms, "monetize, information technology and school programs", think of alternatives that mean the same thing. Can't think of any? Oh come on! How's about, "wealth or rich, programming and education"?

Since it's 4/1, how accurate do we have to be in our answers today to research questions?

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