Thursday, December 08, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

What I'm doing between questions: catching up on the 404 unread Autocat postings since 11/14 (finished at 3:50, holyMarymotherofGod!).

11:00 [in kids' room]
  • Key to restroom, and returned
  • Other key to other restroom, and returned
  • "Do I get a library card at the front desk?" [yep]
  • [phone] Asks for Librarian C, but since she's not here today, "any other reference librarian" will do
  • "Elephant Key Please!" [small child who used the Ladybug Key 25 minutes ago--lol), and returned
  • [rather creepy guy comes in from the other room to print his documents, and stands and "hmm" and "uh-huhs" while doing so--ugh]
  • IT guy appears, we chat
  • Neuromancer [on holdshelf for someone else--I reserve it for him] and Dune [on the shelf, but so old the spine is hard to read]
  • Gmail changed, so I go over how to compose a group email with an older patron
  • Patron turns in random headband he found on the floor; I doubt anyone will remember it falling off here...but who knows?
  • Magnifying glass to read the microfiche [it's actually film, but wevs, yo--and yes I actually found one in the drawer!]
  • [Sir, those computers don't access the internet]
  • Fax
  • Pencil
  • Pay for printing [and a quick tutorial on how to his document print]
  • Books on Britishisms or, better, Canadianisms or Australianisms and what they mean in "American" [we.have.NOTHING--fail--so I show him some of the blogs I read, especially the one by Lynneguist, and leave a note for the Mad Weeder on staff to freakin' BUY SOMETHING in that section!]
  • Magnifying glass returned
  • Kingston card reader returned
  • "Is Librarian C around?" [yep--more of the grant fooforaw that's been going on around here all week]
  • How the Grinch stole Christmas [all copies on hold or checked out, doesn't want to wait]; Mortal Kombat, game or DVD [we don't own, doesn't want to wait; Rush Hour 2 [aha! success, plus RH3 is here too]
  • Fax [guy looks disturbingly like a friend of mine]
  • Scratch paper
  • Pencil and paper
  • Ethernet cable [ID taken and attached to note in drawer that says "USB thing"--in Librarian M's handwriting, and she's the techiest of us!]
  • [time has officially stopped at 3:30...or rather slowed to a complete crawl...isn't it 4 YET?]
  • Pay for printing
  • Ethernet cable [another ID on the "USB thing" tag]
  • Recycling bin time [and again I'm picking up stuff that didn't go IN the bin]
  • Operation Family Secrets [on the shelf--woo-hoo!]
  • "You have TWO horses here??" [yep, the other one is behind that pillar]
  • [phone] "Can you find my old dentist's new addresss?" [couldn't find the guy]
  • Scratch paper

1 comment:

  1. Only thing I have for you today: incredulity that you so regularly lend ethernet cables. Sorry, I mean "USB things." To my knowledge, we've never. Of course, I had to fork over an opinion about where one might locate toner for the microfilm machine just this afternoon, so, there's that.


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