As you can imagine, friends and family send me a lot of library related links and videos. I’m thinking of creating an online library out of them . . .
Meanwhile, my bookmark folder is getting unwieldy, so here’s a random assortment:
Up in the 305.906s*
This section includes Stephen Fry’s Giraffe Mating Rituals in the Ancient World, Abraham Lincoln biographies, The Tall Book by Arianne Cohen,** and Gheorghe Muresan’s new self-help book, How to Duck.
Yeah, right, like I’d ever know what they put up there.
Try it, Lady.
We revoked your card the minute the warrant came through and have orders to hush you on sight.
Monty Python’s Flying Librarian
C’mon, man—they were buying it! How can you pass up the opportunity for some Board-sanctioned rending?
And turn off your cell phone, too, while you’re at it.
Better share this one while it’s still relevant and/or funny:
Whew. Just made it.
Size Doesn’t Matter
Because a library is a library . . .
. . . No matter how small.
This is so on my Bucket List
Think they’d spot me a handicap?
*The IM conversation behind that obscure, throwaway classification joke:
Me: Psst—What’s the Dewey for books about tall people?
Grace: I don’t think there is one…I suppose you could class it as a special group…honestly I’d give the books their normal number then add a prefix for the physical location…
Me (sending link): But if you had to, how would you classify these?
Grace (after a pause): Would you consider height a social status?
Me: Oh, yeah. I’m 5’4″
Me: Which is what?
Grace: 3XX = Social sciences
305 = groups of people
305.9 = People by occupation and miscellaneous social statuses; people with disabilities and illnesses, gifted people
305.906 = miscellaneous social status (except for victims of crime which are in 362.88)
Me: You rock.
She really does, y’all
** This, like the Lincoln biographies, is a real book. But unlike most of the Lincoln biographies I’ve encountered, it’s fun. Unless your library has specialty shelving, a whimsical view towards cataloging, and a ladder, you’ll probably find it around 612.661.
***But I still wonder if that first one is hiring—I’m pretty sure they provide unicorns to shuttle staff from the parking lot to the front gates.
24 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Library Potluck”
I neeeed to visit that library with the spiral staircase. Oh my.
I’d come with you, but my wardrobe isn’t up to the challenge.
Mine either, but that just means we could go shopping first. Thanks to Bobbi, I now know how to tie a scarf.
You have to teach me! I’ve always wanted to know how to tie a scarf.
Now tell me really, what goes on in libraries after the lights go out?
I’ll never tell. It’s part of the Code. 😉
But hey, Dad, didn’t you work in a college library once? I’m sure you have some stories . . .
Grace is AWESOME! To come up with the classification number, that conversation needs to end up in a book. Such nerdy deliciousness.
Speaking of, I need to make that mini free library and put it next to my mailbox. It’s so cool I can’t stand it!
Catalogers: not just pretty faces.
I think we all need to make mini-libraries! “Take a Book, Leave a Book”
“I’m not really a gorilla. I’m a librarian in a skin.” Hahahahahah! Love it.
That first picture is just how I imagined the landscape in The 13th Tale.
I mean fourth picture. Duh.
I may get t-shirts printed up with that for the next ALA conference! XD
And you’re right, MSB! That image is perfect for the Winter (or is it the Angelfield?) library, though it may be just a tad too well lit (at least in my mind).
Grace sounds amazing – and that first picture is my favourite 🙂
She’s a good friend.
Are you one of those tall people I envy so much?
I thought I knew how much fun libraries could be. I had no idea of the possibilities.
Our PR person is actually thinking of setting up three floor book dominoes array for a promotional video—I’m all over that one!
That would be so cool. YOUTUBE!
Ha! The library coppers are definitely after my for all my late stuff. I never mind paying the late fee to my library though, figuring they could use any possible income. It was the late fees to video stores that used to bug the hell out of me. Until all of those went out of business…
Guess I need something new to bitch about. Oh yeah, the fact that my local library lost enough of its funding to close on the weekend and most evenings. Yep, that gets me griping.
Our city had two budget plans. Budget A meant we would lose four staff. Budget D meant we would lose six staff and three days a week among our branches and install mandatory furlows.
Budget A passed two weeks ago. Business owners are complaining about a seven-cent tax increase. I understand their point, but have little sympathy.
Libraries have always been a place of solace for me—so this post was like visiting many, different mini-spas. I love it–and I love the conversation with Grace. Extremely smile-inducing.
Hey, Lisa! Mini-spas? i should pass that idea on to our PR person! 🙂
I consider height a social status
I would, too, if I had any . . . 🙂
Oh my goodness, that library croquet video is a RIOT! I love when they get past the “sand” and “water” traps. 🙂
I giggled through the entire thing the first time I saw it—and all the times after that! 🙂