Annoyance @ My Library

So I have been doing a fair bit of research on my mom’s condition. She officially has Hodgkin’s disease. I had mainly done online research, but I thought I would check out a real book about it.

My library has one. One from 1972. And 3 biographies and 2 fiction books. Yeehaw. Totally helpful.

Also, my library has an exemption from the city noise ordinance. They can begin construction at 5:45 AM. Considering part of the construction involves a lot of backing up service vehicles outside my bedroom window, I was less than ecstatic to find this out.

So while I generally love you, public library, today I am not finding much @ my library.

4 comments

  1. Heidi says:

    Collection development truly is an art. And people get lazy when they’ve had that job for a lot of years…

  2. jenny says:

    And totally my dream job! 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    Have you tried the scientific journal search through the library? You’re a lot more likely to get something useful through JAMA or other cancer specific journals than from any book . . . The only problem is that they use journal-speak, which is only intelligible after the 4th or 5th reading. If you needed a handed interpreting, I’d be happy to give it a go . . .

  4. jenny says:

    Yeah at this point I was looking for the Dummies Guide or something to Hodgkin’s. I have just been using MedLine and PubMed instead.

    Thanks tho, if I need any translation I will keep you in mind.

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