Librarian obituary headline: not for the $

mark writes \"You can\'t look it up (online), at least not yet.

Although the online version of the obituary in Friday\'s NY Times reads:
\"Alfred H. Lane, Philanthropic Librarian, 85, Dies\"
see NYTimes Link

In printed copies of the newspaper, the obituary had the title:
\"Alfred H. Lane, 85, a Librarian
Who Wasn\'t in it for the Money.\"


AccessAtlanta is another place to read it as well. They say by the time he retired in February 2001, leaving a $25,000 contribution for the room\'s endowment fund, Mr. Lane had assembled a collection of 3,000 books geared to writers\' interests, including encyclopedias, foreign language dictionaries, a text on medieval Icelandic drama and a history of hell.


Coin toss decides who keeps library job

The Star has a Story on that coin-flip-for-jobs story from Canada we ran last month.

Tails won it. The library held a coin toss yesterday — in accordance with a union agreement — to determine which one of 2 employees would get bumped into a more junior position. The winner says:
\"I feel so sick about it. It\'s not fair to do this to anybody, Deciding between two people on this basis, it should not happen. I\'m equally shattered for her.\"


Librarians Testify at CIPA Trial

Stories on the CIPA trials won\'t be hard to find, but this one highlights the librarians in action, so it might be worth mentioning. The article is perhaps most interesting becasue it begins with, \"Three soft-spoken, gray-haired librarians...\"I don\'t know any librarians that are soft-spoken. Do you?


Library and Legacy Adrift as the Nixon Sisters Feud

The NY Times has picked up on the Nixon Library Story, saying this is the only one not operated by the federal government or filled with professional archivists, it is also the only one that does not even house all its president\'s papers, they remain near Washington, beyond the library\'s control, thanks to the way he left office.


Why do we need a teacher librarian or a school library when we have the Internet

Someone passed along This One with a list of Snappy comebacks, and longer answers to the ol\' question “Why do we need a teacher librarian or a school library when we have the Internet?”


This Window Closed, Six Reasons The Service Sector Hates You

THIS WINDOW CLOSED - or, Six Reasons The Service Sector Hates You is a response to This One, Lileks at the library.

(1) Believe that rules don’t apply to you

(2) Treat the establishment as if you owned it.

(3) Lie through your teeth

(4) Show up .00002 seconds before closing and expect an entire day\'s service
(5) Expect favors
(6) Rip your ludicrously-underpaid service prole a new one about things he/she
can\'t change

He also adds this important tip:
the people who work at counters or circulation desks do not
make policy.


An Interview With Steven Cohen

Gillian Davis has An Interview With Steven Cohen posted on her Suite 101 Site.

See Also Stevies


The 10 leading librarians in Britain

The Independent has The 10 leading librarians in Britain, as chosen by their peers.

\"My advice to anyone starting out in this profession is to have the self-confidence to move outside your particular domain. Always push further into the wider business of your institution, whether it\'s a local authority, company or university. Sometimes it feels uncomfortable but it is important.\"


Love of books leads to career as librarian

In my never ending quest to reinforce every possible librarian stereotype, I give you Love of books leads to career as librarian. After all, that is why we all became librarians right?

Unfortunatly she\'s not a little old lady with a shawl, and her hair in a bun, but she does wear glasses!


Just when you think you\'re getting through to them [ Sony Barari ]

Nina McLaughlin writes \"Here is an article titled \"Library science degree: file that under ‘stupid’\" that I can only hope is a joke. After all, we can take a joke.... But this writer, a UCLA student in Molecular Biology, seems to be serious when saying: \"I don\'t understand why these overzealous school marms need to attend a professional school, and thus be equated with scientists, doctors and lawyers. I don\'t even think you need a GED to successfully put books on shelves. Hell, a properly trained monkey with a fancy hat could probably do that.\" The article, in the \"Viewpoint\" (i.e. Opinion) section of the UCLA Daily Bruin goes on to say \"Library science? Science? There is not a single scientific thing about library science. Putting on a silly puppet show for kids doesn\'t exactly merit a Nobel Prize.\" I kept re-reading it, hoping it was some sort of a satire that I just wasn\'t getting.... But I think they REALLY feel this way. Arrrggghhh!

Update: 4:10pmThe author [ Sony Barari ] has left a comment below explaining the story.



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