Friday, August 22, 2003

In the Morning:

Illegal operation.
You know the reference interview will go slowly when the patron smiles and says "I'm incompetent."
Reboot, reboot.
Some local history stuff from 1900.
A list of all the lawyers in the state ... no, he only wants one guy ... who might be dead.
Computer workshop schedule.
"In Roman culture, when they were going to invade, thy'd bring a bushel of things to the people to tell them they were going to take all their stuff. What was the name of it?"
Computer crash.
Printer advice.
Computer crash.
Computer crash.
Printer advice.
Sorry, today's paper hasn't arrived yet (The patron sighs dramatically).
GED books.
Tainted blood, by Mary Ann Mitchell, The Christ clone trilogy, by James BeauSeigneur, and Eve: the sorority, by Tamara Thorne.
Local college phone number.

In the Afternoon:

What it means to be a daddy, by Jennifer Hamer, and Whatever happened to daddy's little girl? by Jonetta Rose Barras.
Copier advice.
Printer advice.
Source magazine.
The sea birds are still alive, by Toni Cade Bambara.
Info on a particular religious sect.
Techie X shows me $200 Lindows PCs at Wal-Mart. Drool.
"I know some bigger libraries that have five or six microfilm readers..."
The purpose driven life, by Rick Warren.
"You got to be not for profit to use the meeting room?"
A woman comes in to pick up a reading club prize, but we can't find it.

Internet Signups: 36

Thursday, August 21, 2003

In the Morning:

Printer crash.
Yesterday's paper.
A patron's keyboard problem magically disappears the moment I go to look at it.
"The water company."
Sorry, we don't carry that newspaper.
Printer advice.
He wants to send an image with an email. Trouble is, the image is in his wallet.
A patron finds a book checked out to her on the shelf.
Copier advice (no two-sided, sir).
A lost disk recovered.
A list of all books by Lillian Jackson Braun.
and a list of the ones we own.
Computer crash.
computer crash.
Now she wants all the tapes of Jan Karon. The online catalog begins to act wonky.

In the Afternoon:

He lost his key.
Marilyn Memorabilia, by Clark Kidder, and The confident collector, by John Bly.
Yellow pages.
Consumer reports.
Test proctoring.
Today's paper.
Do we have a projector to lend out? Sorry.
Today's paper.
ASVAB book.
Barefoot in the rubble, by Elizabeth B. Walter.
"What are computers all about?" He expected an answer.

Internet Signups: 41

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

In the Morning:

Printer advice.
Caravans, by James Michener.
They'll make change at the front desk, ma'am.
Printer advice.
Sidwell maps. She couldn't understand why we couldn't buy a copy. Turns out they don't make one for our area.
1997 Ford Escort repair manual.
Workshop schedule.
She wants a temporary library card. Front desk, ma'am.
What is art? by Leo Tolstoy.
1876 Honda CB750 repair manual.
"Is Librarian Z there?"

I wasn't on desk in the afternoon.

Internet Signups: 15

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

In the Morning:

"I need to fill out this FAFSA form online I never used a computer I need help with this form etc ..." Happily, another patron takes pity and volunteers to help.
I play directory assistance for a lady.
How to set up an Email account. I am afraid he will be back (I was wrong).
Two notarizations.
Caught looking at porn! Bad! Bad patron!
The FAFSA lady filled out the form successfully!
Naval reserve admission tests.
Kate remembered, by A. Scott Berg, and Living history, by Hilary Rodham Clinton.
A lady is thrown off by HTML code in her Email.
"Are you going to be the one to notarize this?"
1982 BMW repair manual.
Computer workshop info.
Computer workshop info.

In the Afternoon:

It's the time of year when students flock to the library to order textbooks they're too cheap to buy.
Part of the copier falls off. Nearby, two small girls look worried.
"Clair Dux is best know for her work in what opera?"
They'll break a twenty at the front desk, sir.
"When do the banks close around here?"
Sorry ma'am, no scanner.
Traitor, by Matthew Woodring Stover.
Library card?
Michener books?
My bloody life, the making of a latin king, by Reymundo Sanchez.

Internet Signups: 47

Monday, August 18, 2003

In the Afternoon:

"Any computers available?"
Detailed map of a small town in another state.
Printer troubles.
Yesterday's classifieds.
Don't run!
My Antonia, by Willa Cather.
"Do you have any kid's songs?"
Phone number to a law library.
"This book, Desecration, it's part of a series." Oh, really?
2001 tax forms.
Books on playing bridge.
Printer advice.
I'm not your best buddy, asshole. Quit talking to me like I am (I didn't really say that).

In the Evening:

They'll make change for you at the front desk (I had to explain this three times. How hard is it to understand?).
A missing floppy is discovered.
Sunday's paper.
Phone book.
Printer advice for a woman who giggles way too much.
Books on Navy Seals.
Don't run!
Angel on my shoulder, by Natalie Cole.
Attachments, by Timothy E. Clinton.
Pride and prejudice, by Jane Austen (Cliff's notes).
Museum passes?
Today's paper.
Sunday's paper.
Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix, by J. K. Rowling.
Printer advice.

Internet Signups: 12