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ALA\'s Search Engine Stoned on Oak Leaf/Marijuana Hybrid

If you\'ve used the search engine found on the ALA\'s site, then you know it is almost worthless. Now we know why.

Click here to go to the homepage for the Alkaline search engine.

Why the ALA would settle for this product, who knows? Read on for evidence... -- Read More

A Daring Expose on Harry Potter Fans

Children, Creepy Middle-Aged Weirdoes Caught Up in Harry Potter Craze from The Onion

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Harry Potter And The Sorcerer\'s Stone, the hit film about an orphaned boy and his pals at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, continues to break box-office records, casting its magic spell over children and creepy middle-aged weirdos alike.

Python\'s Gorilla Librarian

montypython.net has A Transcript of the \"Gorilla Librarian\" bit that Monty Python did long ago.

\"Chairman: Now could you tell us roughly why you want to become a librarian?

Gorilla: Er, well, I\'ve had a certain amount of experience running a library at school.\"

I am the Very Model of Computerized Librarian

I am the Very Model of Computerized Librarian, Lyrics by Diane M. O’Keefe, M.S.L.S.
Based on the song \"I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major-General\" from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

\"I am the very model of computerized Librarian,
I seek out information zoologic to agrarian,
I know each subject that is found in an encyclopedia...\"

Melvil Dewey vs. the Library Labyrinth

The story of the DDC in too short, very simplistic, but cute cartoon form, courtesy of Brooklyn Expedition.

LIS Job Title Generator

The traditional job title \"librarian\" has become surprisingly controversial--and possibly outdated. Is \"librarian\" still an accurate reflection of our jobs? If many of us will not be called \"librarians\" when we graduate, what kind of job titles will we have?

Click here to find out - so far I\'ve come up with \"Information Services Manager\" and \"Automation Coordinator\"

Thanks to Blisspix.

Giving Patrons The Biz

Aaron writes
\"For some levity, read \"TheBiz.\"
I started an alt.librarian webring. Visit TheBiz if you care
to join. Email me with queries,
ponyboy1955(at)aol.com .\"

I\'m not quite sure how to describe it, though it\'s
some funny stuff, take a look for
yourself....

\"We really do care about serving our patrons...
it\'s just that sometimes we can\'t believe what happens
in the biz...\"

J.K. Spears? Britney Rowling?

Here\'s a fun item that uses the similar rags-to-riches histories as a jumping-off point for examining other parallels between Harry Potter\'s creator and the teen pop star.

Oprah Makes a Correction

The Onion has this handy infographic on why Oprah dropped The Corrections. LISNews has more on the real Oprah/Franzen story.

Library installing toilet alarms To Stop Sex

Charles Davis writes
\"Library bosses in Aberdeen are installing alarms in the
toilets to stop readers having sex in them.
The alarm goes off when more than one person tries to
enter the toilet at the same time.
Aberdeen Central Library staff have been forced to close
both the Ladies and the Gents.
According to the Daily Record, council bosses say drug
abusers have also been using the toilets.
Story from
anan
ova.com
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