It continues to intrigue me how much of my daily duties, whether at the reference desk or in the resource center, are filled with technology questions. I understand it more in the resource center because I facilitate an instructional technology lab and we have scanners, digital cameras, a small computer lab, and other like items. It follows if we offer the technology someone knows how to use the stuff. Either way, the best part is actually answering the question .... correctly.
Sure I wish they were using Movie Maker, but that is just selfishness.
Later the same day ....
It seems like cheating to start another entry on the same day when all I am doing is blathering a bit more about the same day. It has been a very odd Sunday evening. About an hour ago the main floor was overflowing with students doing assignments for tomorrow. I spent a lot of time exlaining where the serials stacks were, why they are called stacks, and how the journals are placed on the shelves. The professor in charge of the lesson actually called the shelving stacks, that's unusual. One young man was having issue with Dewey decimal and Library of Congress when finding a book. Oddly enough, his big complaint was no one ever told him why it was called Dewey. When I explained there was an actual Melvil Dewey behind the Dewey decimal system, he was happier. Go figure.
Now, I'm finishing up some web work and listening to the Steelers via an online Fox radio station. They are winning and it's closing in on half time (10 - 0, 2 minute warning). I was hoping to get home to see the fourth quarter, but as quickly as this game is progressing it seems to be a hope in vain. Two minutes later, it's 13 - 7 Steelers. Leave the computer to do reference work for a couple of minutes and see what happens?