I Did Not Know That Yesterday

Here's a new blog that regularly posts answer to reference-type questions(via MetaFilter)

Comments 6

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Nice one…more for me to read online, which could be good or bad, since it's 'learning', I'll say it's good.

    Posted 15 Jan 2007 at 2:12 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey Michelle….Is that the type of reference blog that we are suppose to use for one of our 518 advanced reference assignments or is it suppose to be a blog about reference services that librarians would read and post on? I don't know if the above statement makes any sense, but if anyone else from 518 is reading this please help to clarify.
    Hey Jason….can you recommend any good blogs that are library reference service related, where reference librarians talk about their work, and such. Thanks for the post.

    Posted 15 Jan 2007 at 3:38 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey Jolene,
    I think the idea is to read blogs that ref librarians maintain about their experiences in reference service, however, I bet if you emailed the prof this link, we might be able to use it.

    Posted 15 Jan 2007 at 4:31 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Look, it is an Onion article related to your work.

    Posted 16 Jan 2007 at 3:43 am
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey Brad,
    Thanks for the pointer. I don't check out the Onion regularly enough!

    Posted 16 Jan 2007 at 8:00 am
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey guys,
    Michelle, glad to hear you liked the site. I dug a bit deeper and a lot of earlier answers were taken straight from Wikipedia so that raised a couple alarm bells. The person seems to have started using sources with a bit more authority in their more recent answers so that's good.
    Jolene, I'm not sure which blogs your instructor already suggested but http://refgrunt.blogspot.com is one where a librarian records their daily reference questions received. Not very in-depth though – more like “bathroom directions — Harry Potter — fix printer — directions to nearby store — fix computer”.
    It's not library related but the site I linked to in this post reminded me of The Straight Dope (http://www.straightdope.com/) which is a syndicated answer column in various newspapers around North America.

    Posted 16 Jan 2007 at 8:33 am

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