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Bob Cox sent in the IFLANET Library Humour site. You can read, and laugh along, with such classics as :

REVEYRAND\'S LIBRARY LAWS
LIGHTBULB JOKES
The Top 13 Obscure Campus Library Rules
And many, many more.

Q: What happens when you cross a librarian and a lawyer?
A: You get all the information you want, but you can\'t understand it.

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Got Trivia?

I am working on putting together a trizia quiz to be published on LISNews next week. If you have some interesting trivia to contribute to the 1st annual \"LISNews.com Librarian Trivia Contest\" please Email Me : [email protected].

Be sure to check back next week for the exciting quiz, maybe you can win huge and exciting prizes. (Grand Prize will be less than $1.00us, so don\'t get too excited.)

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The Librarian Interview

When I first got my MLS and sent out tons of resumes, I only got a few interviews. I once was told I came across as shy, that I was not assertive, and I needed to be more agressive.So here is what I said at interviews...Perhaps all of the librarians out there could give me some interview pointers. The D is for the library director\'s questions...Director:
Why do you want to work here?I heard you have a nice book collection.D: Who is Harry Potter?The library\'s gardener.

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\"Books Librarians Need to Write\"

For all of you inspiring writers out there, here are some books that could get us on Oprah\'s recommended book list. Who moved the card catalog and gave me a PC?-an amazing look at changeThe case of the missing book cards-An unsolved mystery

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What Librarians Really Say to Patrons

Ever wonder what librarians think when they see patrons every day, every minute...things like...Leave me alone, can\'t you see I am trying to read the new Harry Potter book?Books are not my life. I have a life and it does not involve you.

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Weird library reference questions

Bob Cox finds some fine sites!
Weird
library reference questions

Actual reference queries reported by American and
Canadian library reference desk workers of various
levels. All of these situations are real and some of them
were mighty embarrassing. Enjoy!

My
favorite:\"Is the basement upstairs?\"

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Friday Funnies

The other day, I witnessed a mother sitting next to one of our Internet terminals breastfeeding her infant. At first, I was stunned, probably because I have only seen this performed once, but another thought entered my mind at this odd moment: Is this woman in violation of our “anti-naked” Internet policies? This led me to think that she should be breastfeeding her kid in the stacks, preferably in the section on breastfeeding (should she have any questions or problems, she could just pick up a book).Remembering last weeks essay about chat rooms in libraries, I then had one of my rare strokes of genius. The library can be used as a dating service...

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Reasons to Love Being a Librarian

There are hundreds of reasons to Love being a librarian,
I can think of a few interesting ones such as: We earn so much money we can afford life\'s luxuries which would be food, water, and a roof over our head.
We get to teach others we are priceless which is why no one seems to know much we are worth.

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Wrong Number

Here\'s a funny Story from The Glenwood Post on a persons phone misfortunes. The author\'s phone number is 1 digit off from the local library.

\"I was not phased at all recently when I picked up my telephone.

\"Do you have romance novels?\" the caller asked.\"Uh, no...actually we don\'t,\" I answered truthfully. \"But I could probably write one if you want.\"

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Top 10 Signs You Did Not Learn Anything In LIbrary School

This is dedicated to Blake, who I think could use a
laugh after this rough week.
You know you did not learn much in library
school is you think a MARC record is something that
once belonged in a stereo.

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