When I was in San Francisco, I took some pictures of some nice little racy bookplates that were part of a larger bookplate show at SFPL. I’ll add them to the Naked Librarians page someday soon but for now, here’s a naked coed…. in a library.
Another LJ user chimes in with some thoughts about being judged by by his librarian for what he checks out of his library, since it’s only a subset of what he actually reads…. Some librarians chimed in to let him know that not only are we not snobby about what the patron’s are reading [we’re just happy they are reading, duh] but we adore the trashy mystery and the cheesy tabloid magazines ourselves once in a while. [thanks thaddeus]
It’s always nice when the “computers will replace libraries” doomsayers are funny about it. I don’t really see Amazon’s “search inside the book” feature as any real threat, but then again, I use a typewriter. I also never noticed that the word mildewey has the word dewey in it until now. [thanks all]
Here’s a little piece in Reason Magazine about libraries resisting filters, I have a small sentence or two in it.