Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Miscellaneous library craziness

Disclaimer: Don't read this post if you don't want to hear about things that are closely related to bodily functions.

1. As I was shifting some journals at the college library, I found two ancient used tissues wadded up and stuffed behind back issues of Nursing Magazine.
On a marginally related note: We put tattle tape (sets off detectors at the library doors if not desensitized at checkout) on the nursing and respiratory care journals only. Apparently they are the ones most likely to be stolen. This could make you think worse of nurses, but it is also worth considering the other alternative: journals from other genres are never stolen simply because they are never read at all.

2. Today one of the two computers at the main info desk at the public library was down. Since I didn't have anywhere else to be, I sat at the dead computer for half an hour and fielded about 6 questions. None of them required me to ask my computer-enabled colleague to look anything up.

3. The bathrooms at the public library are under construction so we have porta-potties outside by the entrance. Patrons have been coming in to complain that there is no toilet paper. Apparently kids have been stealing the paper and using it to, in the words of a coworker, 'TP city and private property.' Locks for the porta-potties have been ordered so we can lock them up at night. Well, I say 'we,' but this glamorous job actually falls to the Librarian in Charge at closing. Maybe I don't need an MLS after all.

1 comment:

  1. I hope all the staff is planning a private party to celebrate when the bathroom remodeling is finished!