Category Archives: Reference Interview

Another Reason to Love My Job


I love working the Reference Desk. I enjoy teasing information out of patrons when they don’t have the words for what they really want, connecting them with the resources we own, and finding answers. I’m glad that my new job … Continue reading

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Insect? Or Vampire?


Recently, I had the pleasure of an unusual reference interview. I love these types of reference transactions though. They’re challenging and often funny. This one is especially perfect for today because the topic is something that could give you nightmares! … Continue reading

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RA Experiment


My friends and I had some geeky fun last week. I put out a request on Facebook for them to list the last three books they had read, and then promised I’d suggest a new title for them to read. … Continue reading

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Library Haiku


Library haiku! This week the haiku remember the ongoing nightmare of road construction, a severe storm, and a staff meeting. We have a great library. Continue reading

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Reading Increases Imagination


This video was made to promote the OC Library and vividly illustrates the power of a good book. Continue reading

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Cookie Monster in the Library


Cookie Monster reminds me of some of my patrons! They are also so good intentioned, but keep asking for things we don’t have and wouldn’t provide if we did have them. Continue reading

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Bunnies, a.k.a “Pron”


Hilarious training video by the King County Library System in Washington. What is the proper response when you discover your patrons viewing … BUNNIES on the internet?! Continue reading

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More Haiku


It’s time for more haiku about the library! As before, details are left out to protect the innocent … and not so innocent. Continue reading

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Haiku About the Library


The following haiku describe incidents at my public library this past week. The details are vague and no one is named in order to protect the innocent … and not so innocent. Continue reading

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Pictures for Tattoos


I had another delightful reference interview this week! (A reference interview is the term for how a patron and librarian work together to find the best match of resources with what the patron hopes to learn.) It was actually not the first time … Continue reading

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