Just writing this as events occur throughout the night. It's been pretty busy so we'll see how much I get to write.
*THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT SPURS INTEREST IN GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. 3 separate times I was requested to guide patrons to their books hidden amongst the confusion that is our beloved Gov. Pubs.
*USB SCANNERS ARE THE NEW WALMART. In an effort to fight the economic downturn and avoid the .17 cent/copy costs, several patrons requested assistance with the USB scanner across from the basement desk. Several comments about being cheaper to print than to copy were made, a point I don't myself understand. Have we been lied to about toner costs all these years?
*UNPICKED UP COPY JOBS ARE A POTENTIAL DNAGER TO BASEMENT EXIT STAFF. I noticed a copy job with a note about price and "will pick up when completed." I am just hoping the person who is supposed to be coming back does not do so while I am at the desk. I do not relish the idea of telling a customer their copies are right here, but you can't have them. Any thoughts...?
*NEVER TRUST A PRETTY FACE. So there is a patron working within view of the desk, and he approached and asked me to keep an eye on his stuff while he went to the bathroom. I know that we cannot hold on to bags and stuff for people, and I told him I can't be held liable for anything, but I wouldn't let anyone walk off with it. I guess I am just a trustworthy looking guy, but if there is any policy on this or any tips anyone has as to how to handle these situations I would appreciate it.