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Book Returned 70 Years Late

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.

The full story from Ananova

Lileks at the library

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."

Librarians mentioned at Rock Hall of Fame induction

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.\"

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Comic About Libraries Long Overdue

In an idea long overdue, a comic about libraries. As seen nearly everywhere on the library blog world, this comic is a collaboration between Slate contributor Bill Barnes and a librarian whose pen name is Gene Ambaum. Read it here

Lynda Barry on the joys of nonfiction

Cartoonist extraordinaire Lynda Barry has contributed \"Non-Fictional\", an awe-filled comic about the deep #1-ness of browsing the nonfiction stacks, to Salon.

\"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?\"

Really Hot Librarians

Brock writes \"I wanted to pass along this link which contains a photo of the new Honda Accord and includes text comparing the new model to a \'really hot librarian.\' \"


You\'ve probably seen it before, but just in case, there it is again. If you are actually looking for \"really hot librarians\", try This Guy or anyone on This Page.

Copyright Fight

I found out about this via The Shifted Librarian:

Dvorak card game\'s The Copyright Fight deck. "The first player to control 70% of Humanity\'s written works wins the game." The deck includes Library, Funding Cut, Online, Lawyers, and other cards.

Lord of the Rings by other authors

This is slightly off-topic (but related to literature and
books so therefore loosely to libraries) but I found it
hilarious:
Alternative authors\' versions of Lord of the Rings
.

Banner ads from Warrior Librarian

It\'s not Friday yet, so this isn\'t a Friday funny but it definitely made me laugh. Most of you probably know that Warrior Librarian Weekly is always good for a giggle but today I found a page I felt I wanted to share: Banner Ads for Library Web Pages.

How many academic librarians does it take to change a light bulb?

One archivist to preserve and catalog the old, burnt-out light
bulb;

One acquisitions librarian to order the new light bulb;

One cataloger to catalog and classify the new light bulb when
received according to AACR2 standards, noting wattage, color,
fluorescent or incandescent, etc.;

One reference librarian to ascertain that the light bulb ordered
is what the patron REALLY wants;

One media services librarian to make sure the bulb meets stated
instructional objectives;

One government publications librarian to check that the bulb meets
federal standards;

One circulation librarian to check out the bulb;

One dean of libraries to oversee the entire process;

AND

One student worker to actually change the light bulb.

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