Submitted by Karl on May 10, 2004 - 9:35pm
When I was a teacher, I used to try to write a "thought for the day" on the board. Today's thought?
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
Submitted by Karl on April 13, 2004 - 9:30pm
- 1. Grab the nearest book.
- 2. Open the book to page 23.
- 3. Find the fifth sentence.
- 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
"So just because someone is quoted in an article does not mean that thie information is correct."
I got this from icontemplate.
Submitted by Karl on December 5, 2003 - 9:54pm
Thanks to Bill and Gene, it will forever be, "Boys who are into sports tend not to become librarians."
Submitted by Karl on November 21, 2003 - 2:47am
She calls to renew the four books on her daughter's card. Two have already been renewed once, so I explain that they can't be renewed again. I have to explain this several times before the light comes on and she says, "Oh! So I have to bring them back?"
Submitted by Karl on November 10, 2003 - 11:06pm
The techs are here testing our wireless hub. I'm not sure when it's supposed to be installed, but when it does, the whole building should be a hotspot, and they'll be installing ethernet ports in the study rooms with wireless boxes behind them. This should be very exciting!
Submitted by Karl on November 3, 2003 - 4:53pm
The Internet is down.
I'm sorry. The Internet is down.
Due to the power outage downtown, we don't have Internet access.
As it says on the sign, the Internet is down.
The Internet is still down.
The computers are up, and Internet is available, but spotty, and the catalog is still down.
"Oh, I don't need that. I just need my e-mail."
You've never heard of a RefGrunt?
Submitted by Karl on October 31, 2003 - 6:21pm
On Hat Day, nearly everyone wore hats, so I felt confident that I wouldn't be the only one in costume on Halloween. WRONG. Here I am, walking around in full cowboy garb -- I even made myself a sheriff's badge with my nametag on it -- and nobody else dressed up!
Hi! I'm Karl and I'll be your library dork today.
Submitted by Karl on October 31, 2003 - 1:16am
I just had a patron call me "babe" and "hon" in the same telephone call. Welcome to Tulsa!
Submitted by Karl on October 29, 2003 - 4:27pm
"Preferred Customers" of our largest local bookstore, Novel Idea, received a letter last night inviting us to a special early opportunity to get in on their big clearance sale. They are closing down both locations, selling "to the bare walls" as the saying goes, fixtures and all.
Submitted by Karl on October 28, 2003 - 6:36pm
Today we're having a staff potluck, and our social committee declared it "Hat Day". Everyone is supposed to wear a hat.
Submitted by Karl on October 24, 2003 - 11:05pm
I must have been terrifically excited about it; I never ILL items unless there's a good reason to suspect I'll enjoy them. It was a good book, if brief and a little esoteric. It took less than a month to get here from Santa Fe, and that's nice.
It's a complete mystery to me, but if anyone remembers recommending that I read John Crowley's The Great Work of Time, please let me know, so I can stop wondering about it!
Submitted by Karl on October 23, 2003 - 2:26am
The first post is always the hardest. I've always had a terrible time keeping journals (online or off) and my personal weblog (www.yoyology.com/copyblog) is no exception. Hopefully, I'll be able to be more productive here.
Here I am. Let's see what I make of this.
P.S. Google defines "delurk"