Two things that have weirdly put my life in perspective today: sitting through my friend's PhD defense in electrochemical engineering, and watching someone drink orange juice out of an empty honey bear.
Adventures in late night virtual ref: 23 chats in 2.5 hours, including one where exactly what the patron needed happened to be an obscure Pinterest board linked to items in our catalog that I created last winter as part of a collection development project for my boss. Most meant-for-me question ever.
Will anyone be attending LITA next week? If interested, I'll be presenting on accessibility of library media and technology services during concurrent session 1. Regardless, would love to see folks in Louisville!
No, high school student doing homework but posing as staff on chat reference, I will not answer every professionally-worded question of your assignment despite the fact that I'm attempting to remain highly professional in response to your obviously manufactured inquiries. *stabbity*
Today's UX nightmare: an online test made me, patron, and 3 other librarians think the software was malfunctioning for half an hour before we realized we were dealing with its tutorial. That was not labeled as a test prequel but instead "Begin Test Now."
Nothing like having worked on a video tutorial series for six months, only to find out upon release that publishing each of them is impossible because of three entirely separate bugs despite the videos being formatted exactly the same. Basically all my work has just gone down the drain.