Working in a library is quite different from what you might imagine.
There are a lot more questions about printers and bathrooms than there are about research or where the biographies are.
- I know only students are allowed in here right now, but can my boyfriend (not a student) come in and wait for me in the bathroom?
- Is it ok if I eat my lunch here? What about dinner? Even if it’s bought from somewhere else?
(You’re bringing in food from Chipotle and not the café downstairs? Out with you!!)
- Can you read Asian?
(Well that wasn’t racist in the slightest.)
- Where can I find porn?
(To be fair, one of the psychology courses assigns a research article on the topic every quarter.)
Update: For more strange things sub-sub-librarians hear, check out this vlog series my coworker Kirsten made about working in the same undergraduate library!