Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Wednesday Night Fun

1. Kids in the library: I kind of like that the education majors tutor elementary school-age children in the library. That's one thing I miss about public libraries - the little kids. Today I had to call on all my librarian brainpower to supply kleenex and a pencil sharpener. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!

2. "'Old school' books": I found some books for students doing a group project - the books were published in the 1920s or so. Upon returning to the table at which the group was working, the particular student I helped exclaimed to his groupmates, "Check out these 'old school' books! Look how old they are!" (Of course, I must admit that when I first looked it up in the catalog I laughed and told the student that the books were from the 1920s).

3. Lazy students: Why discuss back and forth whether or not you can use the CD you want to play during your presentation as a source? You've now spent more time discussing this than it would take you to find more sources. Of course, the students later asked the librarian (me!) and ended up with everything their hearts could desire.. and more. They needed 3 sources, but they got 4 circulating books, 3 reference books, 2 CDs, and a partridge in a pear tree. :)

5 comments:

Stacy said...
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Stacy said...

We actually circulate partridges.

Odd. Very odd (yet strangely comprehensive).

Dog said...

Hey Kat!

Just wanted to let you know that the kids were out in full force again tonight. Unfortunately, one of our undergrads left because of the noise.

Also, I'm so glad that people are using the phrase "old-school". I think everyone should use that phrase as much as possible. I think it should also be adopted as the state motto for Maryland and put on their license plates!

Kat said...

stacy, I must admit that I am somewhat confused here. Either there is another definition of partridges that I am not aware of or you guys are really circulating birds....

dog, yes, the phrase "old-school" is great! I'm going to try to use it in a sentence at least three times a day!

Stacy said...

Yep, real (dead, stuffed) birds. Search our catalog by subject for "partridges"! :o)

(For some reason, SIRSI/ library catalogs have not figured out the beauty of PURLs yet... go figure, libraries are so... oh how do you say... "old school" sometimes!)