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
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

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;


One student worker to actually change the light bulb.


Top 309 Signs That Your Job is Pointless has a list of the day today, Top 309 Signs That Your Job is Pointless, currently number 2 is:

\"i work at a library where i have to count all the pages in the new books we get to see if they are all there. I found 1 missing page and my boss said, We\'ll put it on the shelf anyways, we can\'t take any books back
-- librarian with a flame thrower\"


A True Case of Library Pornography

Joe Cadieux, editor of The Shy Librarian passed along this True Case of Library Pornography , By Gerry Molyneaux, Media Librarian, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, Connecticut.

\"In reality what I was watching in my office was no Jewel—or American Civil War—nor did the leather and thong feature come close to the magical touch of Ang Lee. I leaped from my seat, spilled my coffee, and scalded my lap: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, this was not the video I intended to buy—-why, this was certainly... pornography!\"


Grammar Freaks

Fiona writes \"Strange things abound in Australian country towns. A Grammar freak has been changing the word \"got\" in library books -

\"Please respect the right of others to use an undamaged book. Would the grammar \"expert\" who objects to \"got\" please stop!\"

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Commynisst Cruption In Libarries!

Gerry writes \"More on the
Memphis PL furore. A reminder that not only do
libarries have stuff on communism, we\'ve got Harry
Potter, Satan and drugs, too!


(as found on, adapted from the Memphis
Flyer) \"

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