...in a Northern town...
...because I do this on the fly, don't sue me for typos, grammar glitches or other peeves...
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." --Friedrich Nietzsche
What I'm doing between questions on Tuesday: trying to find the email I left for the schedule person about being gone tonight. I guess I didn't actually do that, even though we talked about it. Shit. At least she's in a good mood today... whew
not crazy-busy, but didn't have time to log into Blogger or refgrunt at all.
12:00 in the children's room
Pen, and (later) stapler
Everyone using the computers in here is an adult. :(
What I'm doing between questions: checking in Public Library Catlog 2013 for what we own. In my collection sections only.
Just as I arrive, a woman needs to save her resume so she can attach it to an email. Librarian M sets her up with our Reference thumb drive on her way to her office.
Piano music books
Do we know anyone who repairs computers? [hello, Yellow Pages] She says the internet won't let her online because of all the buttons she pushed [I can't make anymore sense out of it than that, so I tell her it probably won't be too hard to fix, and send her on her way]
Homeless dude...order of protection...needs to chat...45 minutes later...[we have absolutely nothing on orders of protection from any perspective, and anyway, since he's the one who has to stay away, we wouldn't be real likely to have much in the first place; poor, young, naive guy (who's probably telling me a Big Fat Lie)]
I was on desk at least an hour yesterday, but it must have been busy, since I didn't have time to log in, nor do I remember much of anything except a prolonged trip to the Local History area where I had to explain from scratch what we've got and how to use it.
Three proctored tests have arrived in the mail; I have no idea what to do with them, but I read the (limited) instructions and hope for the best
Three books, only one of which is in our system; he decides to wait to order it until after he's done with the two he's got now
Dude shows me photos in a book on Ireland that are in a book on Ireland he has at home which wasp published 120 years ago....
Deaf woman asks if her email was sent "automatically" when the screen showed an airplane. Of course she's logged out now, so I have no idea but I say I think so
I ask gentleman 25 yards from me to please turn down his headphones as I can hear it from the desk; he says he would love to but doesn't know how [ah, well, then...I turn it down]
There are still MORE baby Mormons here today. Two I vaguely recognize, maybe, but the others are new faces [how can one tell a baby Mormon without seeing a nametage? men: white shirt, tie, black pants & shoes, occasionally a suit or sports jacket, and very conservative haircut. women: long skirt, conservative haircut, usually a white shirt (but not always), and usually a cardigan or jacket. Both: using the internet endlessly to update their mission reports. No Facebook, some emailing.]
Local history intro/tutorial
Refresh the new baby Mormons' time
We have a full on chair dancer...sitting straight in front of my computer screen. She's also occasionally singing along with YouTube. AND I can totally hear the song. ...sigh, I'll be over there to shush her shortly
Librarian M comes out from the workroom and says she'll cover from 2-4 today because 5 hours is ridiculous, and 4 hours straight is unreasonable for anyone
Now one of the babies is watching some kind of loud video. It is far too quiet in here, I guess.
Friend stops to chat
"Not sure where we found these on the shelves..." [we'll do that for you]
The singer/dancer knows I'm watching her...but she's really engrossed....nevermind--I've told her not to sing along
Meanwhile, another regular comes in with his own earbuds on 11....
Librarian M looking for III's help page finds only help for their new platform, not the one we're on. Nice.
Refresh older baby Mormon's time
How to spell "nephew"
Where to print
Last week's girl who didn't receive her test for us to proctor is back asking for all our contact info again
Cooking books, cooking dictionaries, but couched as "Do you have any cooking books?" [uhm, yeah]
Pay to print
2:00 Librarian M took pity on me 3:00 I asked Librarian C to cover this hour so I could catalog at least a few of the things with holds
*6:00 in the children's room
I forgot this was "opening night" for the school district's spring art display. Consequently, it is absolutely MAYHEM in here: lots of kids and families, lots of questions, and the new children's librarian is getting to meet people that I can introduce her to as they wander through. However, as far as I'm concerned 7:00 cannot come soon enough. Probably 25 reference questions and requests for the bathroom keys in the first half hour. By 6:50, it has settled down to just plain busier-than-usual
*These were my originally-scheduled desk hours today. One librarian called in sick. There are 5 other librarians at work today. Are you kidding me, Schedule Person?!