Now that your mouthpiece is no longer visible at university what suggestions do you have for introducing intellectual whimsy onto campus?
There is still lots of whimsy in the library. I’d suggest perusing the QC section of the collection, particularly QC801-QC809.
I would like to repond to people claiming that hispanics are taking jobs that other Americans want by quoting a study I heard about last year. According to that study, something like 30,000 people responded to an advertisement for an actual job but when they found out what the conditions actually were, only the hispanics [...]
I have a professor who wants the class to cite ourselves as references for a speech we’re giving. How do I go about citing myself?
Probably depends on whether your bibliography is MLA or APA style. But this is the perfect question for the Libraries’ superb reference staff. In the upper right hand corner [...]
What happens in the Gothic reading room, Sunday nights between 11pm and 12am?
Hopefully, some serious intellectual huffing and puffing is what’s happening in the Gothic Reading Room at that late hour. Any untoward behavior is monitored by DaCosta’s portrait of Washington Duke at the end of the hall (haven’t you ever noticed the eyes [...]
A lot of times a book I need is at the Service Center and it takes a day or two for it to arrive. Now, I don’t have a problem with this, but often when I’m perusing the stacks I notice a large number of foreign-language titles. Maybe I’m ignorant, but I can’t imagine there’s [...]
For the past 28 years, I’ve enjoyed answering your questions about life and the Libraries. But, alas, it was time for me to retire. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by your curiosity, at times challenged by your obscure references, and always flattered that you were reading. At other times, I must admit, [...]
What to do with old Duke yearbooks? Hate to just toss them in the dumpster but gotta downsize! My wife and I (T’65 and ‘66) have five between us. Suggestions?
Goodness gracious (!), please don’t ever throw a book into the dumpster. Duke Libraries have received Gifts in Kind of all sorts, from old Duke [...]
Duke is tied for #9 in the U.S. News & World Report survey this year. Where were we on the list last year (2010)? It would have been published mid Aug. 2009.
Last year, Duke was ranked #10 by U. S. News & World Report. The report last year featured a sweet photograph of the [...]
Dear Answer Person,
I’m not sure who else to say this to, so I’m saying it to you. These groups of high school kids who spend a lot of time in the libraries at the computer labs are extremely distracting. I understand some amount of conversation may be necessary to whatever they are doing, but [...]
Why can’t I study in a classroom? [3585A]
[written in other hand: Actually, yeah, I wanna know too: why are the classrooms in the Link always locked, even when the desk is staffed? It's not like there's a surplus of rooms!]
The original question is far too general (I can’t comment on classrooms across campus), [...]
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