Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace.
You’re right. No human being could stack books this way.
One of the student library assistants claims that every halloween there’s paranormal activity around the Q’s. Don’t worry everyone, I’ll be keeping an eye on it.
Happy Halloween, everyone.
(And no, my office isn’t haunted. I just like this movie.)
How does one apply to be the librarian at the liquor library?
American Libraries has an abundant Pinterest board describing hundreds of Libraries on Film
No one looks too closely at a librarian. People are afraid of going blind from the glare of ssss-ssso much compressed wisdom.
-Maggie Leigh, librarian at the Here Public Library from Joe Hill’s NOS4A2.
This is the third book that I’ve read this year that features the mystical/magical/catalyst librarian trope. I’m seeing it everywhere! Kami Garcia’s Beautiful Creatures, John Irving’s In One Person (not mystical or magical, but definitely a catalyst for this wonderful story), even Bob’s Burgers (see episode “Topsy”) all come to mind.
So is this becoming a new stereotype? Are writers replacing the rigid, unapproachable, spinster librarian with the source for wisdom on things natural and unnatural? Hill’s librarian is a spunky, quirky girl of twenty with purple hair, a fedora, and Scrabble-tile earrings made from the letters F and U (five points). A far cry from the old stereotype.
Where have you encountered this trope lately? And what are your thoughts on it?
I’m ok with new librarian tropes showing up in literature. I love the idea of librarians as mystical guardians of Things Man Was Not Meant To Know.(via cathylibrary)
Librarians are witches and witches are librarians. Some just don’t know it, yet.(via missrumphiusproject)
you may not know this about me, but i have my masters in library science, which means that i am a certified librarian (and archivist). so obviously, i got a little dramatic upon being notified that kate spade had literally jumped on the book bandwagon in the form of card catalog totes, book clutches, book log iphone cases, and more. this is all too, too good — does anyone have a paper bag i can blow into? thanks.
The Library’ is a riveting suspense thriller with intense shades of psychological horror. Despite being warned, Lucy Clarke starts work at the mysterious Beckinsale Library. She not only meets strange and colourful characters, but also finds herself confronted by the dark secrets that lay hidden behind the buildings walls. The Library doesn’t want Lucy there and before long it unleashes a chain of terrifying events to drive her out for good.