To the patron that just called me,
Yes we are closed this weekend. Yes I am certain.
No I am not giving you the number of the “most superior librarian” in the main library. Call the main number for their hours since you don’t believe me.
We are not National Archives. We share the same zip code, that’s it.
No we don’t have “all the shooting stuff” from Kennedy (see above).
No I cannot tell you all of the rules for getting a readers card off the top of my head for NARA just because I’m an archives student.
No I don’t know where you can find “all the genealogy stuff from not too far back, but kinda far back” unless you give me locations, names, dates, etc. I am not your hired genealogist, either.
I can’t tell you if we have “classic radio shows from the 1930’s” unless you tell me what they are. No I cannot tell you where to find them if we don’t have them.
To conclude, just because I am an archives student working in a library doesn’t mean I magically know where everything you’ve ever wanted to see or know about is located.
Do us all a favor and Google it.
A Very Patient Archives Student