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Librarian’s Choice

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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Friday Fiction: Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility
original: 1811

Submitter: A super boring textbook from the 90s or a classic in large print? Which Dashwood sister is banished to the red chair in the futuristic building? So many public domain images could have been used – flowers, English countryside, fabric, etc….

Holly: I tried to find this cover on Amazon to get the copyright year of this edition. (I didn’t find it). There are lots of weird covers for this book! This is one of the strangest, though. This cover has been used for other random books such as A History of Mathematics by Florian Cajori, A History of German Literature by Wilhelm Wackernagel, and my personal favorite: Pleadings and Depositions in the Duchy Court of Lancaster  by Henry Fishwick. Not an awful library book, just a weird cover.

More Weird Covers:

Friday Fiction: Cover Art Creeps

WTF Cover Art: Timepivot – Friday Fiction

Friday Fiction: Venusia

Evolving Cover Art

Jinny Williams Returns

Jinny Williams: Library Assistant
Temkin and Hovell

I have been on the lookout for a copy of this book since we first posted it 5 years ago. Finally my constant searching on Amazon and used book stores has paid off. I now own this awesome library discard for my own personal collection.

Jinny is searching for meaning in her career and of course as we know it takes an entire library to raise a librarian. Jinny starts as a page and works her way up and finally considers librarianship a career. (What will she do with all that money and power?)  Of course there is a crabby senior librarian who gets a bit frosty at Jinny. There is even an annoying customer and minor politics! What is not to love? All she needs is a cardigan and a cat!


More Library Romance:

The Loveliest Librarian

Lightning that Lingers (another favorite!)

Another Shy Librarian

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#ALAAC15 Let’s Be Librarians!

Librarians A to Z

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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