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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

library romance

bubbly-champagne-toastYour hardworking blogstress learned recently of a romantic library shenanigan at Tutt Library, Colorado College in the spring of 1988. Two students, hearing that a friend planned “an evening of study and courtship” at the library that evening, procured tuxedos, an ice bucket, champagne, and glasses; with white linen napkins over over one arm, they served the couple forthwith. According to my source, “there was some followup from then Librarian and classicist John Sheridan, who felt the need to be severe.”

May 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

dead mouse is not in database.

mouse7The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading found a dead mouse in its 155-year-old “perpetual mouse trap.” Rest in peace, little mouse. Your deed shall live forever in the records of the museum. Thanks, Lynne M. Thomas!

February 5, 2016 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

books from the donation bin

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“Weird Eddie” keeps track of unusual books donated to his library here.

I might try to make this:

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Thanks, Suzie DeGrasse!

February 1, 2016 at 11:06 am 1 comment

preparing for the big blizzard

mapThis map has been showing up all over Facebook and Twitter this week. I’m not sure who originally created it, but the earliest example I can find is a Facebook post from Peace Hill Press in Virginia. It’s also been shared by the Prince William Library and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Virginia and by Riverhead Books in New York.

January 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Sad Metadata Kitty

tumblr_nftcl3l83V1u4eaavo1_1280I only get about half of these, but I’m guessing some of you will get them all. And they take submissions! I know some of you are talented LOLcat-makers. Thanks, Lynne M. Thomas!

November 5, 2015 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Magic: The Gathering librarians and archivists

phyrex card2 card3 card4 People who play Magic: The Gathering will know that one of these cards comes from a “silly” card set rather than a regular one. People who don’t play Magic: The Gathering will probably consider all the cards equally silly.
Thanks, Steve Lawson!

June 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

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