Posted with permission
A fellow librarian, who is fabulous and teaches Engineering classes, shared this story today:
I had an exercise for Engineering students to look at engineering handbooks (like Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers as an example).
I mentioned half-jokingly that they should ask a relative who has terrible taste in gift-giving to get them one for graduation.
One student raised her hand and said “I already put one on my bridal registry.”
–Jane, once asked for Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations for Christmas (and got it!)