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Don’t Bug Me

I’m cranky right now. Very cranky. You’d be cranky too if after three weeks you are

  • still having stomach pains after a just-back-from-Mexico bout of food poisoning.
  • living out of boxes (especially if you weren’t the most accurate when labeling them).
  • noodling around with your blog instead of packing for ALA.

Fortunately for you folk, my crankiness is your gain…… Read the rest

Crime and Collection Development – Epilogue

Klamath Falls, Oregon. August 1994. A small town with big dreams. Well–actually a small town with a smallish academic institution and a big-ass lake. We’re in town looking for a for an apartment where rentals were in short supply. After being endlessly warned about the housing situation throughout the interview, I called a few numbers listed in the classifieds. I got a place on the first day. Why?… Read the rest

Crime and Collection Development

The Ledger-Enquirer.com website reports that the Phenix City (no, that is not a misspelling) librarian was fired and arrested Tuesday on charges for first-degree theft from the library fund. This brings up one of my favorite topics: librarians and crime.… Read the rest

You Damn Dirty Flight Attendant!

Joe Schallan has posted on PUBLIB a very funny review of The Day After Tomorrow. (Apparently the movie features NYPL librarians doing heroic stuff, though in my opinion, any librarian who works with the public is automatically granted hero status.) The best part of Joe’s review is his mini-recap of seventies disaster movies and why watching national landmarks blowed up real good is just so satisfying. But Joe neglects to mention the one film that I consider the apex … Read the rest