Friday, December 19, 2003

In the Morning:

Copier advice.
Poetry books.
Blow fly, by Patricia Cornwell.
Put away your stupid cell phone.
Tip for library students: When a patron asks for a particular yearbook, also bring them the years before and after. Trust me.
You can buy a floppy at the front desk, sir.
"Is Techie Y there?"
Today's paper.
Bird guides.
The big bad wolf, by James Patterson.
State employment office.
Article in an old newspaper, maybe on a monday ...
Printer advice.

In the Afternoon:

Printer advice
Immigration forms.
"Oh, just got out of jail. Everything good with you?"
We'll reshelve that for you, ma'am.
Today's paper.
"Is Librarian Q there?"
County courthouse phone.
Excercise, "especially the belly."
Sorry ma'am, I can't tell you who's on the Internet.
Car repair.
The man is fascinated by his problems with the copier and tells everyone at length.
Southwestern design.
Today's paper.
Today's paper.
"Merry Christmas." Sure, why the hell not?
Yes, you can use a computer, but we're about to close.
Printer advice.

Internet Signups: 21

Thursday, December 18, 2003

In the Morning:

Librarian Y gives me copier advice.
Old newspapers to give away?
Local map.
Today's paper.
Our pencil sharpener is busted.
Printer advice.
Another patron gives me sad doe eyes when I won't help her format her document.
Father holds baby. Baby smiles. Mother holds baby. Baby screams.
Today's paper.
Local history books.

In the Afternoon:

Bureau of Indian Affairs number. "Oh, never mind, I found it."
ILL loan extension.
Criss Cross.
Someone's stuck in the elevator, just ringing that bell ...
My computer crashes.
Why do clocks run clockwise? by David Feldman.
The glass managerie, by Tennessee Williams.
They're kid's books, so I can get rid of the caller by transferring her.
Librarian Y and I team up and answer a question with great efficiency because the patron is loud and annoying.
Property tax posting.
"I'm looking for information on my ancestors, aunts, great aunts and everything, and how they fit together, and I don't know anything about using a computer. No, I'm not from this town."
WPs are over there, ma'am.

Internet Signups: 30

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

In the Morning:

Chaka! Through the fire, by Chaka Khan.
WPs are over there.
Computer crash.
"Penmanship, handwriting and calligraphy."
Bullets in an Excel document.
Computer crash.
AOL doesn't seem to want his business.
"Atlas, a big book of cultures." He wanted an almanac.
"Books for sale?"
Today's paper.
Today's paper.
Computer crash.
Some more reboots.
Mexico activity workbook.
Try switching machines, sir.
Yet another computer crash.

Internet Signups: 29

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

In the Morning:

WPs are over there, ma'am.
Microfilm reader advice (Turn that knob the other way, sir).
Printer advice.
WPs are over there, sir.
Phone book.
Beauty salon phone.
Vehicle emissions testing station phone.
Eric Jerome Dickey books, and Kiss the girls, by James Patterson.
Audiobook policy question.

In the Afternoon:

Whole bunch of articles to ILL. She's coughing all over the forms.
Local power company phone.
Techie Y, a computer genius, stops by to pick up an "Out of Order" sign. That can't be good.
Password problem.
A speech delivered "after they bombed the tiny town of London for sixty straight days." He then tells Librarian Q she looks like Winston Churchill.
Science of whirlpools.
"A book by Masquesz. I think that's how it's spelled."
"Werewolves, the psychological aspect."
WPs are over there, ma'am.
"Let me go!" shouts the child.
She forgot to write down the book's bib info while she was here.
There are kids stuck in the elevator.

Internet Signups: 36

Monday, December 15, 2003

In the Afternoon:

Australopithecus boisei.
Sunday's paper.
WPs are over there, sir.
They try to kill a porn site and two more take its place.
Try switching machines, ma'am.
I debug a password problem.
Alone on the desk, and the patron has never used a mouse before and wants info on trucks, "what you can do with them."
We no longer carry that database, sir.
What's that default screen doing there?
"What aisle's the poems?"
Hemingway books.
She insists it's the "Small Business Association," and wanders off empty handed.
Printer advice.
Printer advice.
Copier not working ... whoops, yes it is.
Printer advice.
Leyes eternas, by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez.
"My computer froze."
Swamp thing on DVD.
Computer crash or three.
Meanwhile that child just keeps hacking up phlegm.

In the Evening:

Eddings and Poe.
Periodic table.
Stairs are over there, sir.
Arrogance, by Bernard Goldberg, and Journalistic fraud, by Bob Kohn.
The color of water, by James McBride.
Donald Goines books.
Copier advice.
Printer advice.
Out of the stacks, kids.
1978-79 yearbook.
Sue Johanson.
1977-78 yearbook.
A whole new world, on cd, but they must have an instrumental version.
Paper jam.
Sorry sir, I can't extend a loan on an ILL.
Don't run!
Postage meter?
Today's paper.
Books on The Flash. He settles for JLA books.
Marathon running.
Horse books in spanish.
Pro wrestling books.
"What time to you close?" Right now.

Internet Signups: 62