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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.
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."
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.\"
\"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?\"
This is slightly off-topic (but related to literature and
books so therefore loosely to libraries) but I found it
Alternative authors\' versions of Lord of the Rings.
It\'s not Friday yet, so this isn\'t a Friday funny but it definitely made me laugh. Most of you probably know that Warrior Librarian Weekly is always good for a giggle but today I found a page I felt I wanted to share: Banner Ads for Library Web Pages.
One archivist to preserve and catalog the old, burnt-out light
One acquisitions librarian to order the new light bulb;
One cataloger to catalog and classify the new light bulb when
received according to AACR2 standards, noting wattage, color,
fluorescent or incandescent, etc.;
One reference librarian to ascertain that the light bulb ordered
is what the patron REALLY wants;
One media services librarian to make sure the bulb meets stated
One government publications librarian to check that the bulb meets
One circulation librarian to check out the bulb;
One dean of libraries to oversee the entire process;
One student worker to actually change the light bulb.