social media shenanigans

The librarians at Martinborough Library in Wellington, New Zealand posed for some excellent “Game of Tomes” photographs. Thanks, Esau Katz!

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Also, this happened on Facebook. Thanks, Sarah Milteer!

 

November 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm 1 comment

“Book Spine Poetry Trash”

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The Los Angeles Public Library and the Houston Public Library are expressing their baseball rivalry via an excellent “book spine poetry trash” battle.

Thanks, Dan Rather!

I tried to find a book spine to express my own feelings about this, but there don’t seem to be any books titled “Indifferent” or “I Don’t Care” or “Sports Rivalries Are Meaningless.”

November 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Keeping Up with the Librarians

22405907_1731469186863434_4114428447239838673_nSo, in case you haven’t heard, librarians at Invercargill City Libraries in New Zealand did a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” parody photo and put it on their Facebook page with this text: “It has been 10 years since the Kardashians first graced our screens. To celebrate, our social media team decided to have a totally impromptu, definitely not planned, photo-shoot. — with Sandra Rought, Marge Colley Miller, Christine Landrum, Marc Moore, Tl Thorn, Shaun Stephanoff, Gail Groeneveld, Emma Whatmore, Stephen Leung, Elaine O’Shea, Sue Watson Hess, Anette Norström and Sandra Dee.”

For more information, see this Buzzfeed post, and for once, you can actually read the comments — lots of people saying they’d rather watch this show than the one it’s parodying.

Thanks, Sue Spengler and others!

 

October 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm 1 comment

loud eating in Tutt Library

The best thing about this shenanigan, to me, isn’t that it takes place at my own library (I’m in charge of Special Collections at Colorado College). No, the best thing about it is that my new library director, JoAnn Jacoby, sent this link to the whole library staff saying it had gotten almost 4 million hits on youtube, whereas this other video — of JoAnn talking about libraries — has gotten — well — somewhat fewer (99 as of this moment).

September 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

museum twitter battle!

View image on TwitterNow and then we here at Library Shenanigans have to include shenanigans from our museum siblings, and this is one of those times.

Headline from the Evening Standard: “Epic battle erupts between Science Museum and Natural History Museum during Twitter’s #AskACurator day.” Two London museums debate who would win in a fight.

Thanks, Jackie Batey!

September 15, 2017 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Pack Horse Library

kidsIn the 1930s in Kentucky, women on horseback delivered library books, traveling over 100 miles per week, as part of a WPA initiative to increase employment and literacy.

Read the full article at Atlas Obscura.

Thanks, Linda Gresham!

September 11, 2017 at 9:55 am 1 comment

lack of a shenanigan

Is a lack of a shenanigan a shenanigan? The Forest Grove, Oregon police log for August 2, 2017 states:

* A woman contacted police to report that library staff members were worshiping Satan.  Officers found no explicit evidence of occult activity occurring at the library. 

Thanks, Joan Petit!

August 14, 2017 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

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