At the Ref Desk (10/21/14): Should I be ashamed when the first thing that pops into my head when I think of Latin poetry, is "Nunc est bibendum"? [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Got a 'I-wrote-the-paper-and-now-I-need-a-couple-of-sources' question again.

'I need to find 10 references for my topic -- Can I use my text book as a reference?'

Hmm, Treasure Hunt going on at the library; groups of 10-12 year olds (with escorts, thank God), trying to figure out who the library was named after.

Well, that's nice: someone wrote in to complement me on service I had given them at reference. Of course for us, it's fun, fun, fun (and yes the gangnam style video will be coming out shortly).

AMA Manual of Style (10th ed.): AUTHORS: [...] In listed references, the names of all authors should be given unless there are more than 6, in which case the names of the first 3 authors are used, followed by 'et al.' (p. 44) -- Kind of peculiar if you ask me.

Hey, remember QR Codes? Me neither.

First shift of the year!

Last shift of the year!

Last Saturday of the year!

Beginning of Finals Week. Full house in the computer lab. Lots of traffic.