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happy Halloween from Truro!

pumpkinThe Truro Public Library in Truro, Massachusetts may be responsible for this excellent jack-o-lantern. Thanks, Esau Katz!

October 29, 2015 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

ghost books

ghostbooksNot sure where or when this photo was taken, but with Halloween coming up it seems apropos. Thanks, Emily Lloyd!

October 25, 2015 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

“roots libraries” diagram poem

rootslibrariesNow and then I myself perpetrate a library shenanigan. I’ve been making a lot of diagram poems lately, using images from old library books and other things. Ohio Edit recently published my “roots” series, which includes a diagram showing my library roots. (It also includes one for my book roots.) The illustration is from: William Austin Cannon. The Root Habits of Desert Plants. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institute, 1911 (full text available from Google Books). If you’d like to make a similar diagram poem showing your own library roots, email me the image ( and I’ll collect them in a separate post.

October 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

US/Canada sports rivalry … library vs. library

bookpileThe Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays are facing off in the American League Championship Series, so Libraries in Kansas City, Toronto are waging a Twitter war using photographs of books. (It’s kind of like this, but with baseball.) Thanks, Joan Petit!

October 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

book drop shenanigans

bookdropThese signs are genius. Location: Los Angeles Public Library (I’m not sure which branch, does anyone know?). Thanks, Gabriel Biel! No, not THAT Gabriel Biel, THIS Gabriel Biel.

October 22, 2015 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

research library radio show

radioThe librarians at Georgia Tech have a rock ‘n’ roll radio show! It’s called “Lost in the Stacks.” Charlie¬†Bennett (Undergraduate Programming & Engagement Librarian) and Ameet Doshi (Director, Service Experience & Program Design) have been broadcasting music and library talk since 2010. Topics on the show have included Citizen Archiving, The DC Punk Archive, Our Little Free Library,¬†Beautiful Library Renovations, and Libraries as Inspirational Space.

Thanks, Daryll Stevens!

October 22, 2015 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

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

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