so many shenanigans

I went on a road trip with my family and a whole bunch of library shenanigans (and one museum shenanigan) piled up.

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The Hermitage Museum keeps 74 cats on site to protect its treasures from rodents! Thanks, Anna Bendiksen.

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Gloria Gaynor disco party at the Library of Congress in May, yes, this is for real. You know you wish you could go.

 

“Quirky photo project” by Elise Schimke at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

 

The whole collection, back in the vault.

The Folger Shakespeare Library apparently gets pretty cold, but researchers can borrow hand-knit shawls while on site. Thanks, Lynne M. Thomas!

 

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And speaking of library-themed clothing, library book leggings are available from Kickin Leggings (this ad showed up in my Facebook feed, so Facebook isn’t totally useless I guess).

 

March 31, 2017 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Mollat bookstore shenanigan

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The Librarie Mollat, a bookstore in Bordeaux, France, has been Instagramming images of their employees and customers with book covers. Some of them are so perfectly matched it seems unreal!

Thanks, Tom McBride and Bored Panda.

March 14, 2017 at 9:30 am 1 comment

the impact of a book

SONY DSCThis work of art by Jorge Méndez Blake has been shown in several galleries, and images of it are all over the web under the title “The Impact of a Book” and “L’impact d’un livre.” The artist’s title for the piece is Il Castillo / The Castle, after the title of the Kafka book at the bottom of the bricks.SONY DSC

Thanks, Emma Mitchell!

March 9, 2017 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

bookstore shenanigan for Women’s History Month

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Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio turned all the male-authored books in the store page-edges-out to draw attention to women authors during Women’s History Month.

Thanks, Lisa Lister!

March 9, 2017 at 9:46 am 1 comment

Valentine’s Day shenanigans

Libraries and librarians never let me down at Valentine’s Day. The Ramsey County Library posted this excellent valentine on their Facebook page:

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And the Loyola University Library in Chicago, following the lead of several other libraries, put together a Valentine’s Day display of “blind date” books wrapped in brown paper:

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(Thanks, Amy Shuffelton!)

See also this post.

February 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

SO MUCH LINKED DATA

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Thanks, Netanel Ganin and the Facebook group Troublesome Catalogers and Magical Metadata Fairies.

February 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

alternative facts section of the library

howardlibraryCheck out this sign at the library of the Howard University School of Law.

Thanks, Maryann Corbett!

Addendum (same day): Here’s a related image, from the Facebook page of The Bookloft in Massachusetts. Thanks, Lisa Lister!

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January 25, 2017 at 10:38 am 2 comments

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