The weirdest ‘bookmarks’ librarians have found tucked into returned library material. When you work in a library, you soon learn that patrons can make use of some rather unlikely things to mark their places as … Read moreFrom Bacon to Meth: The World’s Weirdest Bookmarks
Sure, you can find “The Great Gatsby” in your local library. But may run into a lot of interesting food items as well. Library patrons often bring coffee, candy or chips to the library where … Read moreCome for the Great Gatsby, Stay for the Sardines
Orson Scott Cart, meet Louisa May Alcart: Here are the Top Twenty Nicknames librarians have given to book carts. If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them … Read moreTop Twenty Nicknames Librarians Have Given to Book Carts
Top Fourteen Replacements for the Word “Librarian” Library work has changed a lot over the years. Should our job title change with it? A group of librarians I know recently put their heads together and … Read moreA Librarian By Any Other Name
Wherein librarians tackle tasks that weren’t in their job descriptions at the library. We librarians are expected to check out your books and answer your reference questions, but we’re often called upon to perform other … Read moreJust Another Day at Your Local Public Library
Librarians began posting the items they’d found over the years in their own book drops Life holds plenty of surprises, especially when you work at a public library. Last week, for instance, we found a … Read moreIs That a Banana in the Book Drop … Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?