The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is responsible for this video. Thanks, Dina Wood!
British Library curator Julian Harrison found an illustration of a creature who is clearly Yoda in a medieval French manuscript. According to the Onion’s A.V. Club, Harrison “says it’s obviously not Yoda, just a thing that looks like Yoda, but we think he’s just covering up for the fact that Yoda’s existence in medieval France throws everything we know about history into disarray.” Thanks, Steve Lawson!
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The text with this image is “There’s a guy at my University who goes by the name, Kush Jenkins, that leaves people weed in the library.” Thanks, Steve Lawson!
The Feminist Library on Wheels (F.L.O.W.) in Los Angeles, CA lends books from bicycles. Yes they do! The collection is cataloged with LibraryThing and they are accepting donations of books and money. They have a handy wishlist online. Thanks, Bust Magazine!
Minnesota Public Radio has an article on cool stuff people are doing with old card catalog cards. Look at these beautiful things Vickie Moore and Stephanie Duimstra are making. Just look at ’em! Thanks, Jennifer Resnick!
Betty & Veronica Friends issue 2014, published in 2011, includes “Librarians on the Loose,” in which Betty takes a job at her local library. Sexual harasser and all around general prick Reggie teases Betty about libraries being boring…
Please note: the International Society of Librarians is not to be confused with The Library Society of the World … or is it?
When he was a student at Colorado College in the early 1990s, artist Giles Thompson built this large schooldesk sculpture. It stood in the CC library until 1999, when the college donated it to the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs. At some point after that, it was painted red, perhaps to protect it from outdoor conditions.