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Mr. Mustache, another librarian blog

I am a reference librarian with experience in both the public and state government fields. I am doing this on a whim, sort of like the mustache I grew when I was 19 and still have in my 50's.

Location: New Jersey, United States

I am a state worker and a librarian.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A busman's holiday

Last week a fireman knocked on my door and told me to vacate the building because there was a gas leak. I asked if I could put on my sneakers and luckily, he said yes. I got in my car drove around the fire truck and went to the local library. I figured it would be an hour or so (I was right) and that I could hang out at the local library, read my e-mails, etc.

The library is relatively pleasant. Lots of parking. The fact that fiction is on the second floor and non fiction is on the first floor has always led me to believe the library was designed by reference librarians. The public computers had some free ones (it was a summer evening) and it allowed me to log on with my library card. They also allow guest access. My only complaint is that the Internet starts up with the library web site. From there there are no apparent search engines. It has been my experience that a Google, Yahoo or Bing icon should always be on the desktop of a public computer. I had to go to the http bar to find that someone else had put in Yahoo and I clicked on it. I could even access Facebook, albeit without the chat feature.

After a while I went home, waited twenty minutes, and then was allowed into my unit. They are doing repair work and the workers hit a gas line.


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