Friday, July 22, 2005

Humor at the Reference Desk
One of the many discussion lists I'm on has just started a series of postings about humor at the library and I thought I'd pass on a few links for your enjoyment and future reference Thanks to all of those who have and will post today and brighten a hot, humid Friday.
Laughing Librarian's blog has many links to humor in general as well as the reference desk.
Weird Reference Questions is apparently anecdotes from a reference librarian in hawaii.
Finally,Thompson/Gale will send you an e-mail each week with humorous reference encounters.
Of course biblical humor is always welcome here. BibleNet.net has a joke a day page which you can receive via e-mail. Some days I don't need inspiration so much as a good laugh. These also come in handy when you are waiting for something to load on the computer during your presentation.

2 comments:

penguinn said...

Did you get the comment on the ACL listserv about the student who walked into Woodie's 'building'? She was looking for A/C, walked into the reference area and back, then asked "is this a library"???

Linda Jones said...

Yes I saw it. Thanks for adding the comment. My favorite is the junior high student who asked me if I had any bee books. She meant books with the letter B on them.