|—||Me @ the Circulation Desk (via fergie20)|
The Library Fee
I love this so much. Why?
a) it’s soooo true!
b) this person who writes it is a hard-core crazy nerd reader. Spreadsheets! Only librarians do that!
c) Read the comments - other people are like, “I covet your spreadsheet, book nerd, because I, too, am a book nerd!”
d) She loves the library up close, as a user, rather than as a beholder.
e) etc. etc.
― James Lee Burke, Last Car To Elysian Fields
Wait, aren’t libraries a government agency?
|—||Robin Bradford “Random Friday Thoughts” on the Collection Reflection blog. (via pussreboots)|
Students and Revolutionaries, Demand Libraries Now
There was something very empowering about walking into the building, past all the adults, and…
what do you learn in grad school?
The more you learn the less you know, right?
Things that graduate school made me realize I don’t…
Who Owns the Librarians
I’m thinking about people who call themselves librarians, who are not working librarians.
That awkward moment when there’s no book in your book.
A few months ago I started a part-time gig on Sundays managing a branch of a busy public library system in the suburbs. This past Sunday I was approached in the stacks with a reference question by a young man in his mid 20s. He hadn’t used the library catalogue before, and I don’t think was…
I’ve been there - it’s frustrating when you want to help, and can’t for whatever reason. Sometimes you just don’t have time, sometimes you can’t find the right questions, sometimes your brain just doesn’t click along with the patron’s brain…