At the Ref Desk (3/20/14): 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'. [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

I swear, people are being paid to come over here and ask questions about printing. Five in a row so far!

At the Reference Desk: So they've got this new networking gizmo that, if you want, projects whatever you're doing on your computer out onto a huge flat-panel monitor near the entrance to the library. Sounds more like a bug than a feature to me. In any case, if they want to broadcast all the sex, drugs and videotape that I'm constantly looking up, it's okay with me!

Tis the season. Student worker felt ill and had to go home, former student worker (who still hangs out with us) asked for an Ibuprofil 'cause he doesn't feel well. The guy behind me on the bus was coughing the whole way home yesterday. Chicken soup is my only salvation.

First day back downtown. Lots of traffic, particularly of the 'got my textbook???' variety.

Move-in day at DePaul. Tuesday is the beginning of classes. (And we all know what kind of questions we're going to get at the beginning of classes...)

Schiller, Gertrud: "Iconography of Christian art" (1971) - My favorite book at the moment! Helped me answer two questions both starting with, 'Can I get a picture during the early Middle Ages of...'?

Kind of pooped (for obvious reasons). Anyway, last evening here till after Labor Day. A new (school) year is approaching.

Slow day, can only think of BBQ.

No reference today - DePaul's closed. Feels kind of strange.

Finals week -- down to the wire. I thought we'd be empty by now but we're still getting traffic. All reference questions. Thank God we've got a decent collection of online articles and ebooks!