Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween from the Hub

We're having fun today at the Young Library--in the Hub, at the second floor reference desk, in the stacks, and around the building.

Our graduate assistants are roving reference librarians today--offering candy and greetings and an offer of help if needed. I figured this was as good a day as any to give it a try--who's going to be bothered by a friendly person offering you candy? So far they've directed a few people. They also talked up library services over at the Starbucks. It will be interesting to see how it progresses (and if we'd want to consider a more formal roving program in the future).

The second floor reference desk is decorated, as is the Hub. Today in the Hub we're featuring several horror movies as well as a nifty PowerPoint show filled with facts, trivia, and related Halloween movie stills (thanks, Krista!). At the moment we're showing Carrie, Christine, and Psycho. We of course have lots of candy at the desk. Hooray for a liberal food policy at the Hub!

Several of us are dressed up as well. Pirates , Potter, and more. Yes, that's me slaying ignorance at the library (why can't I find an image of that poster anywhere? should have taken one of my own). I'm surprised that more librarians haven't seen the show. Good grief, their headquarters was a library!

At least the wig (bad as it is for Buffy--way too blonde) can be re-used--maybe as a Laura Palmer next year. Me and the obscure costumes--it all started when my husband and I went as the Prisoner and a Villager. I think three people knew who we were. Oh well.

Happy Halloween!

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