For blind people Cuba has 119 libraries

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 07:26 These cultural institutions, which received over 11 thousand people last year, have the bibliography in Braille system, as well as works recorded in cassettes and Cd’s. The biggest of these units is at an ANCI cultural recreational center in Havana City and is in remodeling process with the support of the National Organization of Spanish Blind people.

Librarian's Kitten found after 25 days in NYC subway

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Tue, 02/19/2008 - 07:12

"I'm still in shock," said Ashley Phillips, 24, after cradling her meowing cat. "I kind of gave up hope that they'd find her."

Georgia was a tad skinnier and had a slight scratch on her nose, but was otherwise none the worse for her Manhattan subway sojourn. "She's getting microchipped as soon as possible," Phillips, a librarian in the Bronx, quipped.
The discovery of the resilient 7-month-old kitten was as remarkable as it was unlikely

Librarian sentenced for child porn involving 10-year-old

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 15:12

Bad News From Kansas: former elementary school librarian was sentenced Monday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, including pictures of him having sex with a 10-year-old girl he tutored.

Anthony Baker, 36, of Leavenworth, pleaded guilty in October to one count of producing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted: "I enticed a 10-year-old female to engage in sexual conduct."

the much needed the.effing.librarian faq

Submitted by effinglibrarian on Wed, 02/13/2008 - 10:29
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Many people ask the.effing.librarian questions for advice, help or just to share his wealth of knowledge. This is his response:

I understand that you view me as an expert in most areas, but frankly, why should I share my expertise with you? I see no benefit to me. I'd love to help, but you see my dilemma.
So to head off some of those questions, I've created this Frequently Asked Questions section. I sincerely hope these answers help with what you were searching for, so that you will go away and leave me alone.

1. Are you really a librarian? I can't believe any school would give you a degree.

They didn't give it so much as I beat the Dean with my shoe until he loosed his grip enough for me to take it.

2. Who's your favorite author?

I devour everything I can find written by Gerald McVeney. Listen to this:
Set iron at recommended fabric setting.
Point arrow on spray button to red dot on can.
Shake well, before and during use.

That's for a can of spray starch, one of his early works. Gerald writes product label directions. Right now I'm in the middle of reading his directions for a can of Scrubbing Bubbles:
Won't scratch surfaces...leaves a brilliant shine!
Has a fresh, clean lemon scent.