People wonder how can you make your reference desk and cheerier. Well how about put a cute little stuffed animal on the desk. One place I work has a reference/circulation desk and right in the front one of the staff members left a small stuffed bunny with a pull string coming out of its booty that makes it vibrate. At first I thought it was little weird until I put it on the desk and saw that it made the bunny scoot up and down. Now how can your frown Not turn upside down when you see it skipping on the desk. Sometimes I will pull the string and every time the students cannot help smiling.

I really want to out a sign underneath that says” We are hoppy to help you, ” but do you think that is a little cheesy? Probably, just a little!