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Friday, May 28, 2010

A bit like a bidet: you don't know what it is but it adds a touch of class

Some people are right up there at the cutting edge of electronic reference librarianship some people are.

Not us. We're still ripping up railings for to make Spitfires.

Maybelle's covering up in the reference library for reasons which elude me. She's just had a customer query which she knows can be answered using one of the online reference services we subscribe to. Unfortunately, the password's changed and she doesn't know it. So she has a look around the desk, in the desk, on the PC and then, finally and desperately, in the Red & Black notebook that passes as the Reference Librarians' Vademecum. No luck whatever. So she has to ring Eileen.

"Hi Eileen. Sorry to disturb you during your break but I need a password to log onto..."
It was in the Red & Black notebook.

Under W for "Web sites."


nursemyra said...

of course it was.....

Madame DeFarge said...

So, you have Black and Red notebooks too? I thought we were the special ones.

No Good Boyo said...

I now regret switching to Moleskine. Mine has nothing in it, as I'm too humbled by its heritage to make my mark.

Kevin Musgrove said...

nursemyra: *every* anecdote about our reference librarians sounds far-fetched, which is why I don't tell you the really strange stories.

Madame deF: they're government issue. I wouldn't like to guess which government.

Boyo: it's a bad do when your stationery saps your self-confidence. This is probably why our stationery cupboard's been barricaded by dustbins this past week.

Pat said...

I'm not the world's best filer. I'm saying nothing!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat: I think they need your skills.