Monday, April 30, 2007

Our library has an extensive catalog of magazines, some archived issues going back many, many years. The location of specific titles requires us to vault up and down a few flights of stairs to obtain them. Of course, some patrons seem to know this and purposely request volumes of heavy, obscure magazine collections, with no other reason I can think of but to see us suffer.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Besides making a bee line to get a computer in the morning, patrons also dash for the DVD section, trying to get their hands on the latest titles.
I thought I had run out of ideas this week, but a librarian who works in our Popular Library came to the rescue with this one. Thank you!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Our library has two for patrons and one for staff. Since there are a lot of employees to handle, the elevator usage is high. You have to be prepared for lengthy waits...and when the elevator finally does arrive, it may be too full. At that point, four flights of stairs don't seem like a big deal.
Thanks to P.H. in the circ department for planting the seed for this idea.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Here's another info desk encounter similar to the cartoon from a couple of posts ago. This time I tried to imagine what it would be like to communicate with a Paris Hilton type of patron.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Part of being employed by the library requires that you go through the occasional training. Some of the sessions are straight forward and to the point, while other times they don't make much sense, leaving you more confused than before. This is compounded by the fact that some of the trainings last an entire day, making them all the more difficult to sit through...especially right after a big lunch. Yawn!

Monday, April 02, 2007

My very own sister e-mailed me some cartoon ideas not too long ago, and I chose to use this one first, because it most closely matched my style. I ended up changing the ending, so hopefully she doesn't decide to kill me...her ending was probably better anyway. Thanks sis!