At the Ref Desk (9/13/14): Funny discussion of the day: topic was getting copies of newspaper articles from the 1980s. Microfilm and microfiche were mentioned as possible formats. Student: "What's microfiche?". [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Sign that we're getting to the end of the Quarter: 'Just tell me what works -- I've got to hand in the paper in half an hour'.

Showing how to use a microfilm machine (something I do maybe one or two times a year) I kept on reaching for the mouse.

1st day back! Kinda slow. Biggest challenge of the day so far : figuring out why the faculty copier wasn't working (needed paper).

Last shift of the year! Looking forward to 2014!

2nd to last shift of the year. Helped a student print out her Amtrak ticket for her trip home to see the folks in St. Louie.

Patron comes up (alum); says she remembers me from three years ago. Love those returning customers.

Fah-Fah-Fah Finals!

You know we're getting to the end of the quarter when all the questions suddenly start with, 'Hi, I'm doing a research paper and ...'

Judging by the clock on the wall, we all came in an hour early.

Thank God it's kind of slow right now in the A.M. -- Because I have to prepare a Research Consultation for a student coming in the P.M.

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