Librarians

The Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library Goes West

Recently, the Houston-based Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library (previously) traveled to Odessa to debut the bookmobile-for-hire component of its services, and to help the Ector County Library celebrate its 75th anniversary. 

Videos About Librarianship

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.

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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.

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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.

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