At the Ref Desk (5/23/15): 2 hours, 2 research consultations -- back to back. I think I need a drink. [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Last evening of the year. Back in 2015!

Um, happy Finals Week...

Should I be ashamed when the first thing that pops into my head when I think of Latin poetry, is 'Nunc est bibendum'?

8 Hours at the Ref Desk -- please bring out the stretcher.

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?".

1st evening of the new school year!

Funniest Question of the Day, "Got the Sta' Martin's Handbook"? To which I replied, "Yup, and that 'St.' bit stands for Saint!"

Business picking up. We must be close to something...

Apparently my 'reference interview' with a student was so long that he had to run off to the bathroom for a moment. Waiting for his return...

Word of the day: 'exabytes'. Can't wait for the flashdrive.

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