One of our librarians brought in a giant tub of stuffed animals for end-of-the-block study relief with a big "Need a Study Buddy?" sign. And her favorite monkey puppet, which has been slung around both her and the ref desk monitor (alternating). Actual squeals of heartfelt delight have been heard. Some of them from hockey players.
Took my class to the rare books library today to geek out over 15th C. illuminated manuscripts, a cuneiform tablet c. 2300 BCE, and gorgeous 19th C. chromolithographs. The students were fascinated by these things in a way I've *never* seen with databases and it made me so jealous of our rare books curator. Who would you trade jobs with for a day?
Almost off for weekly hike; hoping decongestant/aspirin will finally shake a two-day headache. Meanwhile, my current ridiculous project is proceeding nicely (and don't expect a June '14 C&I on May 1 or 2). Currently 301 and 5225, which probably means nothing to most of you. Oh, and just under 20% "real."
I find we use "resources" too much on our website... what other words? databases - too narrow. stuff - too informal. services - too narrow, not exactly right. thesaurus.com suggests thingamabob, but somehow doesn't see right. suggestions?
Awwwww. A line from the comments section of a campus survey: "Iris Jastram is a gem. She is the most helpful, most upbeat, and most knowledgeable library liaison I could imagine, and I'm really glad I get to work with her!"
I don't know if you guys get asked often by researchers desperate to get some metric, Impact factor best of all if not any metric at all.. I usually just check Scimago and Scopus related ones, but just remembered you can do it using Google Scholar metrics eg http://scholar.google.com/citatio...
Today in workplace fun we learned that the local H&R Block office was telling people that they could go to the library for free tax assistance. They were wrong. Let's just say that I had a very firm phone conversation with the them after an encounter with a particularly anxious gentleman who had been sent our way.
anyone here have access to the proquest historic black newspaper collection or the readex one? I've got a history student doing research on Tiger Flowers (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/article...) and we're thinking that there might be some good resources on Flowers from that perspective