Secret Wars

Dorothea has been initiated into the dark secret of Librarianship, and is revealing it to the world.
bq.I am developing a sense of a quiet but deadly conflict between public-service and technical-services librarians. – “Dorothea Salo(Clash of the concepts)”: She makes some excellent points, but I do sense a slight tilt toward the technical-services side.

The Singles Club for Shy People

bq.I don�t want to over-generalize here (even though that�s my favorite thing to do on this blog). Some people come to the library to actually work. Namely, those people can be classified as: girls. Everyone else goes to the library because they want to seem smart and get noticed in an atmosphere of pseudo-intellectualism.

Ritter and Cash

This morning I went online for a couple of minutes and read that Johnny Cash had “passed away(Country legend Johnny Cash dies)”: Sad, but not surprising to due his health problems and the recent loss of his wife. Then, on the way to work, I heard that Johnny Cash and John Ritter had both died.

Action Figure Outrage

Remember the “Librarian Action Figure”: Most librarians I knew thought it was funny, but “not(Librarians oppose shushing action figure)”: “everyone(‘Quintessential librarian’ becomes a divisive doll)”: thinks so. I think everyone should keep in mind that sometimes, any “publicity(Stronger Than a Silent E)”: is good “publicity(Librarians to the Rescue)”:

Librarian Action Figures

Nancy Pearl You know you have arrived as a librarian when you have an action figure. You can read about Nancy Pearl’s “achievement(Toymaker finds librarian who’s a real doll )”: And then you can visit “Archie McPhee(Welcome to Archie McPhee Online)”: to find out if it is in stock yet.

Moore-Valenti Connection

Michael Moore , whose career has benefited from support from librarians, cites as a kindred spirit one of the greatest foes of libraries, Jack Valenti . Kind of an odd choice for someone concerned about the “forces of capitalism.”