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Friday, June 18, 2004

Actual Conversations in Actual Libraries

Tales from the "Liberry" is just about my favourite library blog. Every day there's a new story that makes me go 'ooh, yes, that is so true.'

Here's a link to one of my favourite recent entries: "Where do you keep your paper system?"
ME: Can I help you?
PATRON: Where do you keep your paper system?
ME: Our paper system?
ME: (Thinks for a moment, not understanding the question. Decides to repeat question again.) Our PAPER system?
PATRON: (Growing frustrated.) Yeah. The place where you file away and store papers?
Oh god! It's funny because it's true! Continues here....

If this tickles your fancy, then also check out Mr. Kreskin Strikes Again (parts One and Two), and The Purple Nun (parts One, Two and Three).