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Reference Question of the Week – 9/2/07

   September 9th, 2007

Here's something I never expected to hear as a librarian:

Patron: Can you show me where your microfilm reader is?
Me: Sure, follow me...
   [show him where it is, and give him a quick overview of how to use it]
Me: Do you need help finding a microfilm reel?
Patron: No, thanks, I brought my own.

He brought his own?

But indeed he did. I never found out what it was he was looking at, but he had a bag full of reels, and spent a couple hours going over them. Huh.

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2 Responses to “Reference Question of the Week – 9/2/07”

  1. Kate Says:

    What? You don’t normally carry around reels of microfilm? I know I do.

  2. Brian Herzog Says:

    Yes, but you, my friend, are odd (in a good way).