Me (serials librarian): *picks up phone* Her (reference librarian): "Hey, I'm looking at the Serials Directory and I noticed a journal status says, 'Delayed publ.' What does that mean?" Me: "Let me tell you all about 'delayed publ.'"
Today I was telling my library director about the history of the LSW, and he thought for a minute about where he might have heard of it. Then, "Does it have a branch in Toronto?" Because he'd heard of the LSW from a Canadian librarian presenting at Harvard a while back. :-)
I've been working 12-15 hour days for several months trying to get the technology in place to open our new library on Jan 2nd. If you wanna see what the technology library of the future is like, here's a quick video from a few months ago. It just covers some highlights. I'll post some current pix as we get closer....
Who would be interested in something like a Lead Technology Librarian position? Not an IT in the closet thing, but a public services person? Training, customer oriented, some ref desk time? Just thinking about a new position I'll be posting in the next month or so.
Subject line from ACRL email: "Don't Lose Your Professional Posse: Renew Your ACRL Membership Today!" Much as I appreciate ACRL, they don't seem to understand that you are my real professional posse :)
It still thrills me no end to know that I have useful information to impart to people pursuing doctoral degrees. *Raises coffee in salute to another successful research consultation and to all your successful research consultations*
The best part about my evening seminar last night was the girl who started out saying things like she never used the library and "I don't mean to be condescending, but...." and then by the end of the class something changed and, she was excited about library research AND was asking to make sure that she can take the second seminar with me.
Excerpt from an email I just received, apparently I am known in West Africa? "I am writing a policy paper on the training of certified nursing assistants in new york state. I have been referred to you by a liberian. "