Sunday, May 16, 2004


I have recorded, as best as I could, every reference desk transaction from May 14 2003 to May 14 2004.

A year is enough. I am retiring Ref Grunt.

In March I realized that doing this blog was no longer fun. It had become a chore. I kept it going so that readers could see a full year in one ref grunt life.

If I find I miss it I might return, or maybe I’ll post to if I get bored.

Most of my emailers told me that my library was just like theirs. The same weird questions, the same patrons. I find this both depressing and funny.

Ref Grunts out there: Tell us your stories!

Thanks to all of you for reading.

“Peter Burd”