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This time yesterday I didn't expect to be here.  Having already worked a Saturday this month, I neglected to look at my schedule.  Then S. said, as she was leaving, "See you tomorrow!".  Aargh...
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. (Job 14:1)
So, FSU homecoming game today at noon, which may make for a quiet day at the library, or not.

10:00  Open.

PC for Sebastian.

Update Tallahassee-Leon Co, Statistical Digest in binder to 2009 ed.

Show pharmacy student health db.

GayUSA Travel.  He is sure we have a book w this title, but all I find is GayUSA:  Where the Babes Go, which is, alas, for women.  Suggest gaytravel.about.com .

PC for Reginald, who has an armload of CD's.

PC for Laverne.

Woman at self-checkout station says card has expired.  Take it down to circulation.

Can print from laptop?  E-mail to self and get library PC.

She has a book on reserve.  Send to circulation.

Today's paper.

Wake up printer.

PC for James.

Freestone wants to see if his letter got in the Democrat.  No.

Do we have the new People Weekly?  Find in back, put in jacket, give to her.

Pull other jackets from reading area to put new issues in.

R. brings me a sandwich.

Utopia by Thomas More, take name and hold.

Black Elk Speaks.  Take to shelf.

Books on the death of a parent and grieving.

He's double-booked for PC, give another.

Books on recidivism.  No, show db's, esp. Opposing Viewpoints.

Janel says card is "in the car".  PC for Janel.

12:10  Going to lunch.

It's rained, so the gazebo is full of hwg's, (homeless white guys), whose benches are wet.  Cherry Pepsi, ham panini and Golding's Fire Down Below on the 1st floor landing.

12:45  Back.  L. is here, yay!

Book about a woman recovering from a stroke.  Barbara somebody?  I try and try, but come up empty.

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson.  Our copy lost.

PC for Mike.

PC for Tony.

1:35  S. back from lunch.  Magazine reading area full of men pretending not to be sleeping.

Local history section?  L. takes her.

Very quiet.

Woman gives me a funny little fingers-only wave as she passes.


She'll come back.  Was trying to find a book she saw in large print.  About a detective and a girl with a serial killer after her.  She had hid it somewhere this summer, thinking she would come back for it.  She guesses she'll just have to look at every single large print book to find it again.

Self-checkout says take her card to desk.  Means circulation desk downstairs, sorry.  Yes, she can leave her poster here.  She's back. Had thought self-checkout was a PC reservation station.  Goes to 15 min. stand-up PC.

Couple looking for girl who comes here to use Internet.

Phone:  Renewal request for ILL. The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga, by Goswami Kriyananda.

Books about drums, and for his brother, about rap music.

Help with Yahoo Mail.

Phone:  E. at Georgia Belle Apts. needs map to her dentist's office.  Will print out and mail,

FAMU grad student wants particular table from 1980 census for Valdosta, GA.  Census.gov only goes back to 1990 online, he says, and FAMU library has mislaid their printed vols for 1980.  We don't have.  Give map to Strozier Library at FSU.

Take map to mail room.

Have other version of Tanakh for checkout?  One I gave her not same as ed. in ref coll.  No, is only one for checkout.

USA Today.

Where is Henderson Room?  (Theta Xi Theta mtg.)

NetLibrary questions, accounting books.  Put Accounting for Dummies on hold.

PC for Maltoria.

Map of Tallahassee.

Camping & wilderness survival books.  Take to shelf.

Today's paper.

Man's PC session timed out because he was only using his laptop.  Woman w new reservation kindly lets him have it to sign back in.  Why's he need 2 machines?


Returns paper.

PC for Dre.

PC for Tamon.

Very quiet again.  S. expresses relief.  Sky is dark w rain clouds.

N. Fl. Fair info.

Help w copier.

Give man book we're holding, Separation of Power by Vince Flynn.

USA Today?  It's out.

PC for Anthony.

PC for Crystal.

4:00  Cigarette on between-floors landing.  Rain drops.  Elton John comes faintly over the trees, "Hold me closer tiny dancer..."

Boy teen asks for S.

PC for L-y-d-i-a, (she spells it out to me).  Do people have trouble spelling Lydia?  Yes.

Lydia oh Lydia, that encyclopidia,
Oh Lydia the Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is the Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it the wreck of the Hesperus, too.
And proudly above waves the Red, White, and Blue,
You can learn a lot from Lydia.

She's having trouble using our PC's for school because her class web site needs IE 7.  Maybe the PC's in Media have newer IE?

S. can't find rebound copy of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France for boy teen.  Odd, is vol. of Harvard Classics, but at 823, not with the set at 808.  I can't find it either.

The Internet is about all that's going on.  No walk-ups or calls.  Put away some newspapers.

4:45  15 min. announcement.


frogola said...

I always hear that song in my head when I meet a Lydia too! May he smirk in peace...

Brett said...

Hee hee! And may his cigar never go out.