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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

little goofs

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Sometimes the littlest library shenanigans are the best library shenanigans, like when your coworker makes you laugh by goofing around with the foam book supports,

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or when your friend Nick Humez sends you a cartoon about the Dewey Decimal System.

January 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

zeppelin reading room

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Look at this gorgeous zeppelin reading room at an art museum in Prague!

Here it is under construction!

So far, I can’t find any photographs of people inside it, but I will add a link later if possible.

Thanks, Diane Westerfield!

December 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

self-checkout and more

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BookBub provides a nice gathering-up of library shenanigans by librarians, saying “Anyone who has spent a lot of time in libraries knows that the books aren’t the only reason to keep going back. Librarians are some of the most unique, intelligent, and clever people you’ll meet.”

My personal favorite is the self-checkout mirror. Thanks, Amy Shuffelton!

October 25, 2016 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

I’ve got a golden ticket…

…I’ve got a golden twinkle in my eye…

Colorado College’s Tutt Library is currently undergoing a major renovation, and most of our books are off-site until the fall of 2017. During this school year, as we retrieve and drop off materials multiple times a day, we are placing golden tickets into random books:

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And thus, I have this song in my head almost all the time now.

September 7, 2016 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

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