Category Archives: career

borrowing privileges

I have borrowing privileges from the Library of Congress, and was so excited to see the first book I requested from them in my inbox this morning. The book is Four Complete Novels by Jame M. Cain, nothing to be … Continue reading

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reflecting on 2011 through time sheets, early spring menu, & college towns

Today’s been a bit of a drag. We are in recess, so it’s important to find ways to keep busy or you’ll go into a coma. Due to Eric’s medical melodrama, I had some timesheet issues dating back from a month … Continue reading

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sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug

I batted a thousand at the reference desk today. You need a list of foreign press bureaus in the DC area? Here you go. Floor statements on the National Health Act of 1946? That would be 92 CR 2299.  On a roll, I … Continue reading

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oscar triple fail + yet another career high + mardi gras = thursday

Clearly, I am never going to finish my Oscar post for a lot of reasons including shame, failure, and general ineptitude.  Issue 1: Can’t find my notes, and pretty sure I couldn’t read them anyway. During the very special “fond … Continue reading

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career fail + valentine’s ideas

I was just on the front desk for four hours straight and my brain is fried syrup. People just kept coming and coming and coming and the last one seemed to have wandered in off the street wanting to know … Continue reading

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note to the US Senate

Do not let the new girl give tours under any circumstances. Today I had the opportunity to show some visiting librarians the ropes, nuts and bolts of the Senate Library, and ended up taking them on a whirlwind tour of the … Continue reading

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