Scorpion on my desk

On Monday, a student came to the reference desk 30 minutes before his class started. He needed information about scorpions. I asked the following questions:

“What class is this for?”

“Is there a scorpion in that container?”

He said the class was Speech, and his mother’s scorpion was in the container. Of course, this led to other librarians and staff getting involved. Everyone wanted to see the scorpion. He explained there were two additional scorpions at home. I looked in the stacks, and my colleague searched Gale Virtual Reference Library. I came back with nothing, but he was happy to see the information in the database. In the end, he got the information he needed and sped off to a computer to create his PowerPoint slides. Librarian’s to the rescue again!

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