I can't stand it anymore - I've got to share one of my favorites from shortly after I began working here a number of years ago. We routinely kept high-theft books locked in the staff room (coincidentally next to my desk) when the library wasn't staffed (we are open 24X7 to staff). An orthopedic surgery resident asked to borrow one of the very expensive standard orthopedic surgery texts. I told him that he would need to return the book before closing (which did not please him.) He came in the next morning before I arrived and asked a coworker where to find "the blonde who hoards the books in the back" and was told to come back later. When I arrived he cornered me and told me that it was urgent that he check that book out because (get this) he had an operation to perform that morning and he had to have the book in the OR!!! I don't know about all of you but we don't encourage folks to take our ref texts into the operating theater. "Surgery by the book"?! The coup de gras? He stormed out muttering that he'd just have to go home and get his own copy... (note to self - get that doc's name - he sure won't be operating on anyone in my family) Lisa Blackwell Serials Librarian Nationwide Children's Hospital >I am sure many of you can relate similar experiences. My recent >experiences, and no, I am not making this up:..... ------------------ ----------------------------------------- Confidentiality Notice: The following mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. The recipient is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of this information and to use the information only for authorized purposes. If you are not the intended recipient (or authorized to receive information for the intended recipient), you are hereby notified that any review, use, disclosure, distribution, copying, printing, or action taken in reliance on the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.