Friday, June 23, 2006

Kick-ass reference librarian, Being a

Don't be annoyed when your coworkers come to you for help with particularly difficult reference questions they can't handle on their own. While it may seem like an inconvenience to you, they are indirectly telling you that you have developed a reputation as the kick-ass reference librarian on your staff and that they value and admire your skills over those of your colleagues.

Or it could just mean that your office is closest to the reference desk, and that you're the only librarian working that particular Friday in the summer while everyone else is at ALA.

3 comments:

Angel, librarian and educator said...

In my case, it would be both: my office is closest to the desk AND a bunch of people are gone to ALA.

Melinda said...

Ok, this SO describes my afternoon. "Have fun in New Orleans everyone... oh, hello, random person from tech services who has never spoken to me before but suddenly wants me to look up the locations of the 17 nearest Sears stores! I'd be delighted!"

Sarah Mae said...

Or, you're the only librarian on staff period