Every reference librarian hears the refrain – I really miss the old card catalog. Many librarians do too – the feel of the drawers, the cards running past your fingers, the odd little notes left on cards, and the serendipitous feeling of coming across something you were not looking for in the first place. I was reminded of this yesterday when I helped an older person locate a title on the online catalog. The item was not available through Alameda County Library, so we clicked a link and found it through the Link + system. I helped the woman fill out the online request form and the item is now on its way from Sonoma State Library. It will be here in less than a week. All wonderful….but we both missed the old card catalog.