Thursday, January 15, 2009

Little-known facts about our library staff!

"One of the things I learned in library school is that when people have an information need, they'll always ask people they know before they ask a librarian. The trick is making sure that librarians are some of the people they know."
Jessamyn West. "Metafilter: Going Your Way." Library Journal, Oct. 15, 2006

You see us when you need to make a copy of your Eagle card, and when you check out headphones. If you're fortunate enough to have a library instruction class with public services librarian Karen Preslock, technical services librarian Joel Langford or library director Michael Martinez, then you get to know us a little better. And when you have a research paper due, you can REALLY get to know us. (Although, if you've waited until the day before to start, you might not get to see us in our best light). But how much do you really know about the people on the other side of the circulation desk?

First of all, you might like to know that we don't bite. Don't worry if we "look busy" when we're at the desk. If you have a question, please ask us. You're the reason we're out here rather than squirreled away in our offices somewhere playing on Facebook (just kidding... although we do have a Facebook page, so check it out). If we don't know the answer, we'll at least have a good idea of where to find it, which is almost as good. And we like cookies.

In the future, we'll be posting some little-known facts about our individual staff members, so you can get to know us a little better. And say "hi" to us on your way from Lawson to the glass house!

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