Originally created 12/15/03

Five questions



NANCY CARVER

Head of Information Services at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. She is asked all sorts of questions from the public at the library's information desk.

1. What's the most difficult question you've been asked?

I would have to say, because it's impossible to do, a young girl needed an original source from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon for her teacher. I tried to convince her to find another source.

2. What's the most common question that you're asked?

Usually it's about telephone numbers, but also consumer stuff - usually having to do with jobs or money.

3. What's the funniest question that you've been asked at the information desk?

One time I had a lady come in who wanted a book on "cleeches". She said, "you know, you write them." It turns out she wanted a book on cliches.

4. If you could ask a question of any person, living or dead, who would you ask?

This one is hard because there's so many people I would ask questions of. But I have always wondered about Martin Luther King Jr.

5. What would you ask him?

I'd ask him, "What do you think of the situation of racial relations in the United States today? What did you hope it would be?" I've often wondered if he would be happy or unhappy with the way things are today. I still think we've got a long way to go.

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