Get LISNews via email! Enter Your Email Address:
Lee Hadden writes: \"This Item is floating around the Internet library discussion lists
recently. You might enjoy the tongue-in-cheek pseudo-history of Technical
Services in librarianship. I think I appreciate St. Minutia (who used a
sword to split a hair) the more I remain a reference librarian.\"
\"Great Moments in the History of Library Technical Services\" Compiled by W. Lewis,
Catalog Department, UCI Libraries
Michael McGrorty writes \"
The intent of my proposed paper is to examine the problem of insufficient library service to the formerly living, and to propose solutions for their benefit. \"
The proposal follows... -- Read More
I think we ran this before, but no one sees every story, so here it is again.
In New Zealand: The 102-year-old volume on the English royal residence of Hampton Court was found among books donated for a Rotary book sale. There are now plans to put it on display at the library in Ashburton, near Christchurch. Head librarian Jill Watson says the overdue fines at the time of issue were 3p a day for the first week and 6p a day thereafter.
James Lileks, whose Celery + Gravity = Art subsite is one of the funniest things on the Web, bleats about the inflexibility of librarians when faced with a challenge to policy. "The librarian looked as though I suggested she cram the entire Oxford English Dictionary up her intestinal aperture."
Lois Fundis writes \"One of those \"how they see us\" bits.
A quote from the New York Times\' article on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers introduced Talking Heads, saying that hearing the band gave him a new sensation: \"I wanted to have sex with a lot of librarians.\"
\"Non-fiction is my section. True stories about fungus, their two kingdoms, the Basidiomycetes vs. the Ascomycetes in a contest of best spore production. Who will win?\"