- In the UK, librarians rank second for suicide rates among men aged
right after veterans and above dental practitioners, 230 suicides in
laureate is reelected [or whatever] now with three new 20K/year
- We are everywhere: how many people work in
libraries? Note scientific-sounding conclusion "Those figures
still seem reasonable.".
- ALA ensuring another year of royalty free publicity
photos. Is anyone else a bit weirded out by the "Beyond Words" concept?
Sounds too much like "Hey, we're not just about books! Give us some
money, Microsoft!" Maybe it's just me.
- Did you turn off your TV
- An Attempt To
Explain Why You Need a Master's Degree to Be a Librarian by Katia & friends
- Need an idea for a book display? Want to know when National Library Week
is in 2004 [hint: you just missed it this year]. Peter Rabbit Turns 106?
- Peter McDonald in Progressive
Librarian: Oppose corporate
inroads in librarianship! Advice:
- Be skeptical about fiscal and other "crises."
- Develop alternative media options
- Challenge the TINA ("there is no alternative") claim
- Send a librarian
postcard. Better yet, ask for better choices of librarian images.
- Literary-style sex in a library
story. "I have a fantasy, he says, of a librarian..." [if you don't
like smutty librarian stories, try this]
How I became a
librarian by Celia
librarian's perspective on power, and why many of us don't call
- Librarian: an occupational
outlook."Working with users under deadlines may be demanding and
stressful. Selecting and ordering new materials can be stimulating and
- Ack! Since when has the Tacoma Public
Library been an Amazon associate. When you search the catalog,
you can check a book out ... or buy it?! Hell. I guess this happened last
year, why didn't anyone freak out? Amazon advice: "You'll
Sell More Books ... if Your Visitors Know They're for
- What I
really learned in library school is the only librariana in my office.
- The only newsgroup I can find
with the word librarian is alt.sex.fetish.head-librarian.
Sometimes I can find alt.fan.head-librarian
Does your ISP carry them? If not, there's
- But what is life like as a library
Who doesn't know how to spell library?
against Kosovo bombing.
Yahoo has a pretty new librarians
Know who Sanford
Berman is? He's getting essentially canned from his job as
one of the most revolutionary catalogers in this country. Read about it on
[scroll to item 16 thru 18] and then sign the petition to protest!
I get more hits from the
bellydancing librarian than anyplace else. Of course, they all go
straight to the naked
librarian page and then they leave.
What is it about cats?
Why do all of these virtual reference
desk pages have such lousy design? refdesk.com has great links but they're all
way at the bottom of the page. I am looking for one where I don't have to
scroll to get to the majority of the links. Berkeley has a good one
but the annotations [useful for first time visitors, tiring for repeat
offenders] make for long pages. Suggestions? Maybe I'll make one...
speaking at the ALA's annual conference. Why? And how much is he getting
paid? 70K?! Anarchist
librarians [and others] are up in arms.
Librarians rule, ok?
- I have no idea how I lived so long as a librarian w/o knowing about researchbuzz. The site has a
regular ol' weblog
as well as the more specialized ResearchBuzz itself
which is all about Internet research.
For your next librarian movie party, be sure and check out Librarians
in the Movies. I like category C: "No librarian or library is shown,
only mentioned or referred to in passing." Can we say grasping at
- Today I hung out with a pal from
library school and he's really into the library spot. For one stop
reference, I'm partial to the links at the internet library for
librarians despite the godforsaken java banner and insipid ads. Carnegie
Mellon has another good list of online reference sources
Look where librarian.com takes
this week, short on content tho'