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.
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.