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This is Mary and Holly’s catch-all category. Here we feature posts about librarians and libraries as well as just some cool stuff we find.

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#ALAAC15 Let’s Be Librarians!

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Librarians A to Z
Johnson
1988

Submitter: When I first started at this job back in 2000 , we were still using those flip ledgers that women is using on the back cover. It seemed ancient then. After two weeks, I was done and automated the process. I of course had to include W is for weeding and X is for crossing out. Excellent!

Holly: Here’s a nice bit of #alaac15 inspiration. Please attend one of the collection development sessions if you have items like this in your collection! Also, what the heck is that flip ledger thing?? I got my MLIS in 1999 and have never seen or heard of such a thing.

More Badass Librarians:

I Want to Be a Librarian

I Want to Be a Librarian (Updated!)

So You Want to Be a Librarian

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NLW15: Another Romance in the Stacks

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The Library Tree
Peake
1972

As we close out National Library Week, we have yet another romance in the stacks. Our librarian wanna-be is Carolyn, who got the job at the library thanks to her powerful and connected uncle. Naturally, the handsome director is a complete jerk and a political “enemy” of Carolyn’s uncle and doesn’t want her on the staff. Uncle and his cohorts on the board override his concerns and she is hired. Aside from the jerk boss, Carolyn likes the job.

The boss is still not happy and is undermining Carolyn or yelling at her for one thing or another. Carolyn, however, finally gets to a point that she is going to resign.  WHEN SUDDENLY, the long lost dad who abandoned her years ago contacts her and wants to reconcile. Of course he is dying. Literally. Jerk director man drives her to the hospital and tells the father he is Carolyn’s fiance. Jerk director guy wants her dying father to know she will be “taken care of.” THE BIG REVEAL: He really loves her and wants her to go to library school. Cue the music.

I know all of you are wiping your tears and are so happy for Carolyn now that she has everything: a library career AND a man!

Happy National Library Week everyone! I hope all of you got lots of praise and cash this week.

Mary

More Library Love:

Romance in the Stacks!

The Major and the Librarian

The Librarian’s Secret Scandal

A Wild and Crazy Librarian

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Nat Lib Wk 2015: So You Want to Be a Librarian

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So You Want to Be a Librarian
Wallace
1963

Submitter: This book was at the small urban library in the next town over. From their careers section I bring you this time traveler So You Want to Be A Librarian. My colleagues and I got a chuckle at some of the advice given to future librarians. Not sure why they were holding on to this one for so long.

Holly: This book is so ridiculous that it hurts my feelings. I mean, someone was either really lazy about weeding to have left this relic on the shelf or really needs to read a more current book on librarianship so they know how to do their job. If it is meant for a historical collection, then put it in one.

More Librarian Career Guides:

I Want to Be a Librarian (Updated)

I Want to be a Librarian (Original)

Be Assertive!

Manage That Small Library

Setting Up a Library

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