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Be Assertive!

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Caputo
1984

Yes, another librarian title for National Library Week. I hope you are being appreciated and swamped with gifts and cash. (Yeah, me neither.)

My general feeling is that most public service librarians don’t usually have a problem being assertive. When I saw the part on the last picture about hand gestures, immediately I thought of certain hand gestures I would like to share with a few particular people. Yeah, I am looking at you Porn Guy.

Personality aside, most successful librarians have a definite strategy in dealing with the public. If they don’t, they are probably not going to last long. Regardless, this one could use an update!

Mary

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Friday Fiction: My Favorite Cowboy

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My Favorite Cowboy
Galloway
2011

A Pygmalian Tale for the modern age!

Rough around the edges, Jarred is a cowboy and a rodeo rider. He also seems to have a nice pile of money. Trouble is he knows he just doesn’t have the social skills for super cool socialite Victoria. Jarred knows he has to step up his manly game and get himself nice and fancy. Where does someone go to learn this? The public library of course! (They really do have everything.) Turns out childhood pal Serena went to college, and because she is super smart, she became a librarian. Poor Serena is in a pickle since the library couldn’t pass a levy and she hasn’t had a raise in forever. Serena is behind on some student loans. So for extra cash,  Serena agrees to tutor Jarred on the social graces. Fast forward, the sparks fly. (But I bet you knew that!)

This title has been popular at my library and is a good choice for a romance collection. I am also going to give this author some credit as this is one of the few romances with public librarians that even hint at money struggles for both the institution and the staff.

Mary

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Friday Fiction: Something Unexpected

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Something Unexpected
Warren
2011

At last! A non-virginal librarian! Newly divorced from her rat bastard cheating husband, Rosemary decides to walk on the wild side with a one night stand! Bingo! She is pregnant! Don’t worry though, the baby daddy is  super cute Dean Kingsley, the town pharmacist. Trust is our main issue here and Dean also has a few issues with his inheritance.  Don’t worry, I think these crazy kids can work it out!

Mary

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