May 10, 2008

Bored In The Library

We came across this list of things to do if you're bored in the library:

  1. Memorize the Dewey Decimal System, & recite it to liven up dinner parties.
  2. Reshelve the educational theory books under "fiction".
  3. Check out all copies of books on how to improve your memory, then tell the librarian you can't remember where they are.
  4. Instead of checking things in, offer to buy them. Don't take no for an answer!
  5. Stand near the exit gates, & "beep" as people walk through.
  6. Ask the librarian how to turn the videotape over to watch the other side.
  7. Ask the reference librarian for all information about the negative consequences of losing ones' temper; act really impatient while he or she looks.
  8. Go to a computer near the circulation desk, hold the mouse like a microphone & repeatedly ask where the computer books are.
  9. Attend the story hour & tell them your inner child just wants to listen.
Our friend at Barnard told us that the Columbia sailing team runs through the library during finals week in rain gear yelling at everyone to get to higher ground because a storm is coming. Sounds like a job for Improv.

Any other ideas?


Anonymous said...

Vassar uses the Library of Congress Classification System!

Anonymous said...

i needed that today, thanks Mads.
i would LOVE to see people running through the Lib in rain gear yelling that!

Anonymous said...

library drinking games

Respire said...

10:01PM ask any senior that just finished their thesis - I'm sure they'll be up for a few rounds of anything

Anonymous said...

last year the frisbee team carried a player naked through the library at around 1am during finals week chanting and singing. if i remember correctly he had a frisbee in his crack and they were whispering "land shark" the whole time.

also, i haven't seen them this year, but in the past a group of Bard kids dressed like pirates and came to conquer the library. any sightings?

Anonymous said...

when the seniors streak they go through the library. i've always wondered how they get in...someone must wait there with a card to swipe them in or they are carrying cards in awkward places.

Anonymous said...

There are a bunch of drinking games that we made up for studying for the art 106 final my freshman year.
Throw down a random art history flash card. First person to get the a piece of information on the painting makes everyone else drink. (play rounds of artist, date and title). Eventually you are drunk and stop caring about the dates and instead make fun of the over achieving kid that sits next to you in conference (who memorized the dates 3 weeks ago) and turned in 4 drafts for their museum paper.
I was still drunk when I took the 106 exam... but did better in the class than I did in 105.