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thelifeguardlibrarian:

Updated.

oh hai

The Big Shush

At my library, the patrons are often more protective of quiet than we librarians are.  There is one woman who is seems particularly bothered by even the quietest of conversations.  She will frequently come up to me to ask, “Is talking allowed in this library?”  or “Are cell phones allowed in this library?”  Each time I tell her, “Yes, quiet conversations are allowed in the library” and point out…

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welllovedlibrary:

I feel like I’m my own crazy library patron right now.

I’ve been wracking my brain (and the catalogue) to find a book that we got new about 2 months ago - it’s a green cover and it’s all about art projects for children based on the works of famous…

You usually *can* find that book with the green cover :D

Awesome write-up from a woman who recently did a program at my library. :)

welllovedlibrary:

I feel like I’m my own crazy library patron right now.

I’ve been wracking my brain (and the catalogue) to find a book that we got new about 2 months ago - it’s a green cover and it’s all about art projects for children based on the works of famous artists. It’ll really help me in developing…

Is it Faces?  Or A is for Artist?  

Something here: http://www.redtedart.com/2012/04/16/art-books-for-kids/ or here:

http://www.pinterest.com/redtedart/kids-get-arty-exploring-the-great-artists/ ?

Master Classes in Customer Service

Master Classes in Customer Service

I just finished a gig working for the illustrious Gay Ducey, who, in addition to being a highly acclaimed storyteller, manages a small branch library.  Ducey has what I consider to be the perfect background for a public librarian; she is from the South, she has a background in theater and storytelling, and she was a social worker for a little while, before moving to libraries.

When people come…

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blackberrybooks:

He is literally about to feed her poison and she has no idea.

I misread the title as Taste the Living.  Not sure if he’s undead or just creepy.

Great RA advice for feminist moms of princess-loving daughters!

Librarian is never an entry level position

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Librarian is never an entry level position

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Sometimes I hear people getting annoyed about “entry-level” librarian job postings that ask for experience.

And I get it. Entry-level jobs are by definition jobs that don’t require experience.   

But here’s the thing, librarian positions just aren’t entry-level.  The niche of the librarian in the library shouldn’t be filled by a greenie who’s done nothing but go to school.  School can teach some…

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Librarian is never an entry level position

mlissinginaction:

Librarian is never an entry level position

image

Sometimes I hear people getting annoyed about “entry-level” librarian job postings that ask for experience.

And I get it. Entry-level jobs are by definition jobs that don’t require experience.   

But here’s the thing, librarian positions just aren’t entry-level.  The niche of the librarian in the library shouldn’t be filled by a greenie who’s done nothing but go to school.  School can teach some…

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