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Ancient Goldfish

Goldfish In Your Home
Axelrod
1958

Submitter: The condition of this book should make it a weed, never mind the date! This book looked like it fell into a fish tank. I am sending over the best part of this book, the googly eyed fish!

Holly: But the children will love the black and white pictures of googly eyed fish! Where on earth will you be able to get googly eyed fish pictures if you weed this?

Just kidding. You can weed it.

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Bad parenting is making kids gay

 

Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Identity
Rekers
1982

This is yet another of the “fix your gay kids” advice books. Lots of “great” advice in watching out for those excessively masculine traits in girls and overly feminine traits in boys.  Bad parenting=gay kids because you need to be vigilant in your supervision. You need to slap a doll out of the hand of a boy and/or make those girls wear dresses or the entire civilization is ruined.

The fact that this book exists and that people believe it, it is proof enough that civilization is ruined.

I will be in the back, weeping (again) for humanity,

Mary

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#ALAAC15 Let’s Be Librarians!

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.

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I Want to Be a Librarian (Updated!)

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