Libraries & Queries

Librarians get asked a lot of interesting questions at the reference desk. It’s one of the best parts of the job—“I don’t know,” I’ll often say, “But I’ll help you find out.”

When you don’t know something, and when I don’t know something, chances are the library database and most of the internet has the answer. I’m taking the best of our collective IDK moments, no matter how big or small, and educating us both. There’s no excuse to shrug and just say IDK!

IDK Queries of 2018 

Why are my houseplants dying?

Is there a Pepsi company in Tokyo?