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libraries and zombies

brainsAlex Weiss, in her incisive Bustle piece “7 Reasons Libraries Are Our Only Hope In Case Of A Zombie Apocalypse,” cites “Maintaining Academic Library Services During the Zombie Apocalypse” by Sarah McHone-Chase and Lynne M. Thomas in Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies, ed. Robert Smith, University of Ottawa Press, 2011. You can read the chapter online at Google Books for free.

Thanks, Lynne M. Thomas!

October 7, 2015 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

Jack Carter & the Armory: “Smith and The West End”

Smith and The West End \\ Jack Carter and The Armory from Kim Newmoney on Vimeo.

Partly filmed in one of the libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I wonder if they got permission? Either way, seems like a shenanigan. It’s a pretty catchy song, too, and I enjoyed the deliberately-half-assed lip-synching. Thanks, Robert Stoesen!

October 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm 2 comments

Research Wahlberg

supresearchgirlIn the vein of The Credible Hulk and Feminist Ryan Gosling, we now have Research Wahlberg. Thanks, Joan Petit!

October 1, 2015 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

yarn-bombing at Tutt Library

yarnArchitects tell us that Tutt Library’s concrete columns are “good bones,” but we are often irked by how they blockade our interior spaces. This week, someone (student? staff? possibly a group effort?) decided to treat one of the columns to a rather impressive yarn bombing.

Also, hello new subscribers! A recent post brought many new subscribers to the blog. Anyone is welcome to let me know about shenanigans in libraries and bookstores: jessyrandall @ yahoo . com (without the spaces).

September 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm 2 comments

missing issue yields a monster

20150917_093404_resizedAs you may or may not know, Cosmopolitan releases each year’s worth of issues so that if you stack them in order you’ll see a bare-chested man. The Colorado College stacks are usually missing an issue or two, which means that instead of a man, we get a monster. Thanks, Diane Westerfield!

September 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment


college-gameday-blocking-libraryCertainly the best sign I’ve ever seen in the background of an ESPN report. Vanderbilt University students, we library shenaniganers stand in solidarity with you on this one. Thanks, Dina Wood and Diane Westerfield!

September 15, 2015 at 11:55 am 3 comments

little surprises at the library

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!

April 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

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