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

ergolibrarian:

librarymayhem:

Today, a man I was trying to help disregarded my suggestion to open Chrome and type in facebook.com. Instead, he opened IE, used the address bar to search for Bing, then searched for Facebook using Bing, and finally clicked on the resulting login link. I felt like I was living in Pawnee.

“Oh my god, Jerry, when you check your email you go to Altavista and type, ‘Please go to yahoo.com?’”

The Children’s Room has gone [x] days without singing a song from Frozen or Tangled.
When the youth services librarians create a new sign (via whenalibrarian)

anthonymackies:

New Avengers: Age of Ultron pictures from Entertainment Weekly

pleasefireme:

Please fire me. Everyone else in the office got a new computer except for me even though mine crashes and blue screens multiple times daily. The reason: I don’t need a fully functioning computer. My job: social media marketing and website management. 

Killed It

Student: So are the librarians available on chat or email all the time?
Me: No, we do eventually have to go home to take care of our cats.

Things the library staff wish they could get away with saying

Coworker: I'm trying to convince [management name] that we need to reconfigure how our catalogue is structured, because with the new media types we're getting in our catalogue makes no sense.
Staff: Did they respond with the phrase "but that's how we've always done it"?
Coworker: Yes! It's like...well we used to always ride horses and then they invented cars.
Staff: They used always to perform surgery without anesthesia, but then they don't do that anymore.
Coworker: Another good analogy!
Staff: HEY [management name] GO HAVE YOUR APPENDIX REMOVED WITH NO ANESTHESIA, AND THEN TELL US THE CATALOGUE IS STILL RELEVANT.
Coworker: What?
Staff: I don't know, I thought I had something there...

When I gain new followers

amusingmurff:

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applied for 2 research librarian jobs today.

would have applied for a 3rd, but an in depth look at their online application found it to be disorganised, contradictory, and poorly worded. something tells me that if they can’t present a decent application that working there would be a nightmare.

seriously though, if you have an option on the employment history that says “check this box if currently employed here” then don’t make the “end date” a mandatory entry. 

because…you know…if you are currently working there…you don’t…have…an end date…

In which I have no shame.

Me: Tomorrow's gonna be great! There's like 5 comic books I'm looking forward to!
Mom: Well, at least you don't read those romance novels.
Me: Oh, I read those too.