At the Reference Desk
Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk
Beginning of Semester: 'Do you have my textbook?' End of Semester: 'Can you help me with my footnotes/citations?'
3 different food events happening here with the helpful Student Assistant bringing me samples. It's a hard life.
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 ...'