Librarians

Librarian Lets Down Hair and Downs Many Drinks

No, this isn't a report from CiL2013, just a Theater Review From The NYTimes...
The production could stand to borrow a page from Addie: In matters of importance, you have to know when to throw caution to the wind. “Happy Birthday” runs through April 13 at the Beckett Theater, 410 West 42nd Street, Clinton; (212) 239-6200, telecharge.com.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #237

This week's program starts off with a brief essay talking about the disintegration of having a coherent "popular culture" in the United States then turns to the strange case of the Harlem Shake in Oxford. After that the episode wraps up with a news miscellany.

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Sad Harlem Shake Story

Sad story from Huffington Post of the librarian who shook herself out of a job.

 

 

Students and politicians alike are calling for an Oxford University librarian to be reinstated after she was fired for the filming of a Harlem Shake video in one of the school's libraries.

Though the librarian, Calypso Nash, did not actually take part in the making of the video, she allegedly lost her job because the filming took place on her watch, the Independent reports.

 

Literature By Librarians

This is a unique reading list – these books were all written by librarians and most of them were recommended to us (AbeBooks.com) by librarians. If any profession is well qualified to write books then librarians truly fit the bill.

The best known works by librarians, excluding Chairman Mao's Little Red Book but including books by Strindberg, Borges, Ann Tyler etc.

TADA! LJ's New Movers & Shakers

Check them out in all their glory, courtesy of Library Journal. Lists include Change Agents, Innovators, Marketers and Advocates. Community Builders and Tech Leaders are forthcoming.

Librarian Of Congress Shoots Back At White House Over Phone Unlocking: We're Just Doing Our Job

Following the White House officially coming out and saying that mobile phone unlocking should be legal, the Librarian of Congress has issued what feels like a passive aggressive response, basically saying that their job is not to consider the public policy, but just to follow the specific rules under the DMCA.

Librarian holds the title of Jeopardy champion and set several world weightlifting records

Not your average librarian Far from the soft-spoken, matronly librarians of yore, Savannah-born Carolyn Goolsby on paper seems more like a character from a fantasy novel than the approachable Fort McMurray Public Library director she is.

A world-record setter for weightlifting, a crafter of homemade mozzarella and beer and a former Jeopardy champion — yes, Alex Trebek is as nice as he seems — Goolsby could be a contender for most interesting person in the world.

The proud owner of a red Swingline stapler (the sign of a true Office Space fan), she holds a masters in Library Science from the University of Maryland and a bachelors in Music and Voice Performance with a double major in Theory and Composition, Goolsby says she is professionally in her ideal position.

89-year-old librarian spreads passion for books

Great grandparents love telling stories about treks to one-room school houses on 20-below mornings.

But as far as we know, only one great grandma is still making the trip.

At age 89, Ruth Boldan is still a volunteer librarian at the under-heated, over-stuffed 1890s school house that is now home to the Hazel Dell Library.

Dale Askey Support Facebook Page

Attention Librarians and Library Lovers: We Need Your Support!

Dale Askey is an Associate University Librarian at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. He is being sued for $4,000,000 by Edwin Mellen Press because he critiqued the quality of the information they produce. If Mellen wins the case, the professional right to academic freedom possessed by librarians, professors and others in the academic community will be in jeopardy. Let’s spread word about the injustice that Dale Askey is facing, and let’s not let one company’s interest in profiteering outweigh our need for academic freedom.

To show your support for Dale Askey, please visit the Facebook support page we created. You can find more information about the lawsuit on the page and updates will be provided as they arise. Be sure to “like” the page and ask all of your librarian colleagues to “like” it as well. The more supporters the page receives, the more likely a major news media company will present this issue on radio or television. Here is the page link:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont-Punish-Dale-Librarian-Being-Sued/313371185432030

The Reanimation Library

Inside an old box factory in Brooklyn, N.Y., there are shelves upon shelves of discarded texts -- bizarre how-to manuals, grossly outdated atlases, back number encyclopedias.

It sounds like a place where old books go to die. But at the Reanimation Library, these paper orphans are getting a second life.

"Most of the books I collect would be considered useless, and most libraries would have taken them out of circulation," said Andrew Beccone, a New York City resident and founder of the Reanimation Library. "But you can show their continued relevance by pointing to the visual material."

Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Reanimation-founder-to-speak-at-Ferguson-Librar...

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