Hello! Is there anybody out there?
If you read my blog can you please leave a comment to say that you exist? It's pretty disheartening to think that I am writing this for my own enjoyment. Just a little anonymous "Hi!" would suffice. Thanks!
Now on with the show!
I just found my new favorite comic strip. Yes, it has to do with librarians. Unshelved by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum is totally hilarious. Here is a link to a nifty one. For some reason it is blocked from me to save the images and upload them here. Drat those copyright laws!! Most of the themes covered in the strip I have encountered in our library: rude patrons, computer problems, civil liberties, and public apathy. Check out, so you can have a clearer picture when I describe my experiences to you. :0)
I still love my job:
You know all those useless facts I give you guys whenever I think they are relevant? Well, I used one today to help a patron. He wanted to know what it referred to when someone described "milk money". It was awesome!!!! It's fun being a historian and a librarian, because I find that they overlap more than people think.
Pet Peeve #1
When people come up to the reference desk and ask, "Can I ask you a question?" or "Do you work here?" Don't start a question with asking me if you can ask me a question. And if I or any other person in your life is sitting behind a desk with a giant sign over their heads that reads "INFORMATION" it is pretty safe to say they work there.