April Fools issue of Info-Library

Sharon Giles writes \"The April Fools issue of Info-Library: UT Southwestern Library News takes a look at the lighter side of the library biz. The stories you\'re about to read were all conceived in the (somewhat) warped minds of UT Southwestern Library staff. We hope we\'ve brought our readers a chuckle - in an informational sort of way, of course. Read on...and vote for your favorite story! We\'ll publish the results and your comments in a future issue of Info-Library.


Don\'t Pay That Overdue Fine!
Discover new creative options to save money and reduce your Library debt, including becoming a guinea pig for Library research.

The Great North Campus Library Flood
Read about one horrified librarian\'s moving email account of his harrowing adventures on the far North Campus.

Library De-Renovates!
Did you think we were finished with our major renovation project? Think again!!! The renovation was just so much fun, we should do it over!

Site of the Week: The Periodic Table of Comic Books
Check out a little elemental humor. (Hey, wait a second! This is for real!)
And much, much more! \"

Great Moments in the History of Library Technical Services

Lee Hadden writes: \"This Item is floating around the Internet library discussion lists
recently. You might enjoy the tongue-in-cheek pseudo-history of Technical
Services in librarianship. I think I appreciate St. Minutia (who used a
sword to split a hair) the more I remain a reference librarian.\"

\"Great Moments in the History of Library Technical Services\" Compiled by W. Lewis,
Catalog Department, UCI Libraries

the problem of insufficient library service to the formerly living

Michael McGrorty writes \"

The intent of my proposed paper is to examine the problem of insufficient library service to the formerly living, and to propose solutions for their benefit. \"

The proposal follows... -- Read More

Library System Terrorizes Publishing Industry

Robert R. writes \" Here\'s a Ruben Bolling comic from Salon entitled \"Library System Terrorizes Publishing Industry\", at (it\'s old but still good): \"

I think we ran this before, but no one sees every story, so here it is again.

Book Returned 70 Years Late

In New Zealand: The 102-year-old volume on the English royal residence of Hampton Court was found among books donated for a Rotary book sale. There are now plans to put it on display at the library in Ashburton, near Christchurch. Head librarian Jill Watson says the overdue fines at the time of issue were 3p a day for the first week and 6p a day thereafter.

The full story from Ananova

Lileks at the library

James Lileks, whose Celery + Gravity = Art subsite is one of the funniest things on the Web, bleats about the inflexibility of librarians when faced with a challenge to policy. "The librarian looked as though I suggested she cram the entire Oxford English Dictionary up her intestinal aperture."

Librarians mentioned at Rock Hall of Fame induction

Lois Fundis writes \"One of those \"how they see us\" bits.

A quote from the New York Times\' article on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers introduced Talking Heads, saying that hearing the band gave him a new sensation: \"I wanted to have sex with a lot of librarians.\"


Comic About Libraries Long Overdue

In an idea long overdue, a comic about libraries. As seen nearly everywhere on the library blog world, this comic is a collaboration between Slate contributor Bill Barnes and a librarian whose pen name is Gene Ambaum. Read it here

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.

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