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What the library staff WISH they could get away with saying
Things the Library Staff Wish
rifflebooks:

Via Portland State University Library :)

rifflebooks:

Via Portland State University Library :)

franksarrispubliclibrary:

A wise aardvark once said

"Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card."

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Happy Library Week, everyone!

The blood of my enemies.
When a librarian answers the heavy breather’s question, “What are you wearing?” after a long day at the reference desk. (via whenalibrarian)
schoollibraryjournal:

Remembering Eliza Dresang, ‘Wonder Woman’
Eliza T. Dresang, Author and Noted Professor of Library Science, Dies at 72 

schoollibraryjournal:

Remembering Eliza Dresang, ‘Wonder Woman’

Eliza T. Dresang, Author and Noted Professor of Library Science, Dies at 72 

Book Recommendations

Rock n’ Roll Biographies
  • John Lennon: the Life by Phillip Norman
  • Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton
  • Mercury: an Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Anne Jones
  • Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
  • No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins
  • Love, Janis by Laura Joplin
  • Catch a Fire: the Life of Bob Marley by Timothy White
  • Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick
  • Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young
  • I, Me, Mine by George Harrison
  • Little Richard: The Birth of Rock and Roll by David Kirby
  • Rave On: the Biography of Buddy Holly by Phillip Norman
  • A Long Strange Trip: the Inside History of the Gateful Dead by Dennis McNally
  • This Wheel’s on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band by Levon Helm and Stephen Davis
  • Jimmy Hendrix  the Man the Magic the Truth by Sharon Lawrence
  • I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon

Book Recommendations

Epic Poetry
  • Beowulf
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Metamorphoses by Ovid
  • The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Howl by Alan Ginsberg

Book Recommendations

Poetry in Motion
  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur
  • Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
  • Slammed by Colleen Hoover
  • Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
  • Tears for Water by Alica Keys
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstien
  • Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins
  • Come All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder
  • The Trees The Trees by Heather Christie
  • Life on Mars by Tracy K Smith
  • Space, In Chains by Laura Kasischke
  • Slow Lightning by Eduardo Corral
  • Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die by Maya Angelou

nypl:

Librarians in literature are awesome. (Perhaps not as awesome as librarians in real life, but still pretty durn awesome)

Things the library staff wish they could get away with saying

Staff: *making the hold calls*
Recorded message: PLEASE ENJOY THIS VERIZON RINGBACK TONE WHILE YOUR PARTY IS REACHED.
Recorded message: *Blasting Vivaldi at 20,000 decibles*
Patron's voicemail: Please leave a message and I'll get back to you.
Staff: MAY ALL YOUR BACON BURN. MAY ALL YOUR WATERMELONS EXPLODE AS MY EARDRUMS HAVE EXPLODED.

muspeccoll:

Manuscript Monday: 630-year-old notebooks

This week’s manuscripts are the registers of Bernard de la Turade (or Iurade), a medieval notary.  The two notebooks contain documentation of wills, marriage contracts, and sales in several cursive hands.  The first volume has a large vellum tab that would have helped its original owner to identify it on the shelf - think of it as the ancestor to a modern-day file folder tab.  There are even a few fourteenth-century doodles at the end!

More information and images at the Digital Scriptorium, or view the MERLIN catalog record.

Posted by Kelli Hansen on Scripta Manent, the blog of Special Collections and Rare Books at the University of Missouri Libraries.