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I'm here for the hugs

I began my library career as a government documents librarian. What is that, you ask? Well, our tax dollars are spent—very well, from what I could tell—publishing various government documents. 517 more words

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Authors reading picture books

So, I’m a children’s librarian. I’ve been one for 6 years. I didn’t start out as one, but life has a funny way of putting you where you need to be. 67 more words


On casual racism

I’ve said that the library is the community commons. And as such, it reflects the community, both in its good and its ill.

I helped a young lady whom I knew vaguely by sight. 674 more words

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Chapter I - Page 1

Co-culture: breaking the negativity of stereotypes by embracing certain parts of them and rendering them to be a positive characterization of a group. Supposedly.

Librarians are called superheros, stewards of information, master searchers — Google with a heart and soul and people-skills. 164 more words


Searching for DVD's in the Catalog

I recently received (yesterday) the following text message from a dear friend, “Why when I type in (name of tv show) to OhioLINK do I not get the results I’m looking for?” I have requested said items for this friend before so I knew exactly what she was looking for. 293 more words

Cataloger Life

I'm a librarian. Not a monk.

I have what some would call a “booming voice”. There are many reasons for this—one of which I will propound on at length in a future essay. 457 more words

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Library Program: Where Things Come Back Scavenger Hunt

For Read Across Lawrence, our community-wide reading program, we’re doing a teen book for the first time. We selected one of my favorites, Where Things Come Back… 559 more words

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