15 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'librarydom':


Power of Sexy Librarian Friends... Engage!

Dear Sexy Librarian Friends, (Wouldn't it be great if all of my posts started like that? Oh, it wouldn't? My bad.) It turns out that you have more to worry about than Ken Jennings' hordes. Not once but twice in this very evening I have witnessed fiendish library abusers taking cards right out of the card catalogue! And sometimes throwing them around! You would think someone would invent some sort of... rod... that would go through... holes... in the bottom of the card to keep them in place. Or perhaps even a computerized catalogue system of some sort! Yes, I...

srah - Wednesday, 3 January 2007 - 11:10 PM
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For the civilized world accepts as unforgivable sin/ Any talking out loud with any librarian

...if you’ve enjoyed the free books, media items, Internet, etc. at a local library during this year, let them know with a little holiday donation. Or if the reason you use the library is because you don’t have any cash to throw around, offer to volunteer at your library instead. If both time and money are in short supply this winter, use your body. Romance a lonely librarian...- ken-jennings.com Dear Sexy Librarian Friends, If you're wondering why a bunch of penniless nerds are hanging around you, winking and whispering sweet nothings, it's because Ken Jennings has sicced his brigade of...

srah - Wednesday, 3 January 2007 - 12:37 PM
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What Elinor Glyn reads is her mother's business

I love all you information-types and I love libraries and I love Red-Hot and Filthy Library Smut. (And I bet you all just clicked on the link. Don't worry, it's quite safe for work, unless you work for the Anti-Library Coalition.) [via librarian.net]...

srah - Tuesday, 22 August 2006 - 5:01 PM
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More data needed!

I am such an Information nerd. As much as I left the hard Information professions, I am still pathetically obsessed with the Life Cycle of Information. Did I make that phrase up or did we read that somewhere? Who's Marcia Bates? What's a structuration? Okay, so I don't remember who wrote what article about what and I'll never really be fit to work as a librarian, ALA-certification or not, but I still like information. And my Johari window, I feel, does not have enough data to draw significant conclusions from. Go pick the words that apply to me and see...

srah - Tuesday, 21 February 2006 - 6:49 AM
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St3@my sh3lv1ng @ct10n!!!!! carburetor toothpick

Across the street, they are having some kind of nursing conference entitled "ALL NURSE ACTION DAY." Nurse action, eh? Will it be h0t nur$3 @ct10n? Nur$3 0n nur$3 @ct10n? I think the price you pay for being one of those "sexy" professions is that you have to be careful with what you name your conferences. As far as I know, the American Library Association's next conference theme is not "Letting our Hair Down and Getting it on in the Stacks." But I could be wrong. I don't get those emails anymore....

srah - Monday, 23 May 2005 - 10:27 AM
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Triumphs(?) of librarianship

A woman approaches me at the table in the library where I am working. "I want to get on page." "Excuse me?" "You work here?" "I... I... do. I guess." "I want to get on page. You help me?" She gestures to the area where she's working. "I... you should probably ask over there instead." I gesture to the reference desk. "You work here? You help me. Come here, I want to get on page." A panicked look, I'm sure, crosses my face. I kinda work here, but I don't know anything about the collection! She looks like she's going...

srah - Wednesday, 2 March 2005 - 11:26 AM
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'No one can understand the mysteries of the Library tradition unless they have lived it'

Or, "What is this, Slap the Librarian Day?" Wednesday night is the night that all of my SI friends come over to watch movies. This was a very special night because Matt had taped The Librarian: Quest for the Spear just for this event. It was the perfect audience to share this terrible, wonderful movie with. It was so bad and spoofish that it was good. We bitched about Noah Wyle's character becoming a librarian without a library degree, went "an RSS feed of WHAT?", my mom squealed in pain when the "librarian" pulled books from the shelves by their...

srah - Thursday, 9 December 2004 - 12:38 AM
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The Greatest Story Ever Told

" THE LIBRARIAN tells the story of a repository for humanity's greatest secrets, all hidden beneath the monolithic Metropolitan Public Library. From the Golden Fleece to the Ark of the Covenant, every enigma and artifact from every known and unknown civilization is protected from the forces of evil who, if given the chance, would use the priceless treasures for their nefarious plans. Only one man can keep them safe: The Librarian." - TNT Originals: The Librarian I don't quite know how to feel about the idea that when a librarian finally becomes an action hero, it's a dude. [thanks to...

srah - Tuesday, 26 October 2004 - 5:44 PM
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Cry for help

Is there a question you've always sought to answer to but have never known how to do it yourself? Are you looking for the answer to that trivia question you could never find? Do you need help finding sources to get started on a paper? Why not try the Internet Public Library's Ask a Question feature. Give a struggling would-be librarian something to do! Note: Don't use it just for the sake of giving us something to do - use only if you do have a tough question you can't answer on your own!...

srah - Monday, 4 October 2004 - 10:52 AM
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'He left River City the library building/ But he left all the books to her'

This week's reading in my reference-librarianing class is on the "freedom of intercourse between librarian and readers". I think I should have been taking more LIS classes from the beginning, because we never get such freedoms in HCI... "Personal intercourse and relations between librarian and readers are useful in all libraries. It seems to me that in popular libraries they are indispensable. [...] During the last five or six years, by the adoption of the means recommended in this paper, a large use of this department has grown up, and it has come to be highly appreciated in the community."...

srah - Monday, 13 September 2004 - 10:41 PM
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'My uncle thought he was St Jerome'

"What Jerome is ignorant of, no man has ever known." - St Augustine Today is the saint's day of St Jerome, patron saint not only of translators, but also of librarians, archivists and libraries. I am totally naming all of my children Jérôme. [via languagehat]...

srah - Tuesday, 30 September 2003 - 10:08 PM
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Librarians are fast, smooth, cool, strong, powerful, and sweet

I know that I am pathetic beyond belief to admit this to you, but I've been alive 23 years, 1 month and 4 days and only today have I discovered The Official Ninja Webpage: REAL Ultimate Power!!!!, which unlocks all the secrets of ninjadom, like: Ninjas are mammals. Ninjas fight ALL the time. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people. One of the best things about this is that, miraculously, some other webpages have appeared with the same design. It's like a natural phenomenon. Who would have thought that they'd all come up with the...

srah - Tuesday, 30 September 2003 - 5:58 PM
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Hannibal the Information Professional

As you may or may not know, this past Saturday's halftime show at the Michigan-Houston football game was a tribute to the School of Engineering, which will be 150 years old in 2004. It was clear that there was some engineering influence on their music choices, as the songs they chose made engineering sound like a wild and dangerous discipline. Although I have resigned myself to the fact that it ain't gonna happen in reality, I can still dream of the marching band's Salute to the School of Information. Unfortunately, I can only come up with one song that would...

srah - Wednesday, 10 September 2003 - 10:24 AM
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'Are all librarians this much trouble?'

I can't recommend listening to the Gandharva's "First Day of Spring" while accidentally stumbling onto the weblogs of millions and millions of librarians, some of whom went to SI. The combination of angsty music and visual/intellectual identification/love overload may fry your brain, as it did mine....

srah - Thursday, 4 September 2003 - 9:13 PM
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!

What do you get when you fill a classroom with librarians, archival librarians and computer-interacting librarians? Silence. I'm not exactly Miss Chatty, but once someone takes the first step, I can talk an ear or two off. The problem is, no one talks. Or they whisper. The silence is accablante. I don't want to make friends. I just want to have them already....

srah - Tuesday, 26 August 2003 - 1:42 PM
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