Get LISNews via email! Enter Your Email Address:
Charles Davis writes \"A monkey sat quietly through an economics lecture at an
Indian college before going to the library and flipping
through a holy book.
Students at Madanpur Mahabir College in Bhubaneswar,
Orissa, say the monkey listened to the lecture with \"rapt
The monkey then went to the library and looked at the
Ramayana, a Hindu holy book, and sat on a statue of the
monkey god Hanuman before quietly leaving the college.
Full Story \"
One of the sites I regularly check in my current hunt for employment is HotJobs. I\'ve noticed that when I search for "library" in the Illinois listings, a lot of the hits are ads for assistant managers at Taco Bell and KFC. Probably pay better than a lot of public library jobs ...
Something to liven up your afternoon - a short and funny parody of \"Cops\" from The Cartoon Network featuring a librarian on patrol to bust folks with overdue books!
Scroll to the bottom and click on the link labeled \"Overdue.\" Flash software is required to view the cartoons.
Street-Smart Teen Dies In Library
CHICAGO-- Street-smart teen Larry Witherspoon was found dead Monday at the Michigan Avenue branch of the Chicago Public Library, his urban know-how useless to him in the unfamiliar environment... -- Read More
Remember back when it was funny to look up the word
fart in the dictionary?Well imagine how much
funnier that would\'ve been if the dictionay talked!
Bob Cox sent along This Funny Bit from over at Plastic.
(There\'s also a smattering of serious stuff too)
\"People under the age of 18 years should be
This school librarian will not tolerate abuse of
bullying, resistance to learning, or unnecessary
Enter the library at your own risk, and prepare for
You WILL study, you WILL read, you WILL enjoy
They Include, Who was the first person to envision the
Internet? Does the Web site of the Girl Scouts of
America contain cookies? Will there ever be
compatibility among operating systems?
And... Who first called it \"surfing the Web\"?
Of course we all know it was Jean Armour Polly, a
former public librarian working on an article about the
Internet in 1992.
It\'s a really fun look at some of the questions you
never thought to ask, not that you would know who to
ask if you\'d have thought of it in the first place.
Lee Hadden writes: \"Yahoo! has an interesting site about the problems of literature junkies, aka \"literature abusers\" or \"Bookaholics.\" While this humorous outlook is aimed mostly at English majors, it can also apply to librarians
and library users. The joke of the day for May 31, 2001.\"
Are you a literature junkie? Take This Test and find out! How many of these apply to you?
I know it isn\'t excatly funny ha-ha, more like funny strange I guess...
The so called \"Jackass Four\", the high school teens who ran over their buddy while trying to recreate a TV stunt showing a man jumping over a moving car. The only shows the teen-agers are allowed to watch for the next six months are nightly news programs. And (here\'s the library connection), they must read 12 classics each and turn in a book report every two weeks.