Groan...After a brief vacation, which evaporated all too quickly, I\'ve found myself back at my desk under a mountain of e-mail which I suspect I\'ll have finished answering sometime after the next ice age. I did receive a link to the following story, however, which I have decided to share. David Grebe has written a column for the Ames (IA) Tribune entitled \"Worldwide Puritanism.\" He talks about employers cracking down on \"inappropriate use of the Internet,\" and how one little typo, such as inputting \".com\" rather than \".org,\" and haven\'t we all done it, may have resulted in a meeting of the minds at his workplace over the issue. Obviously, when Internet activity logs are maintained, such a \"boo-boo\" can result in a somewhat embarrassing incident, which, of course depends upon one\'s sense of humor. more...
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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.