mylifeinthelibrary:

themagiclibrarian said: Okay, so political criticism, even bug-eyed crazy political criticism, has to be allowed. I’m pretty sure this crosses a line into something else. How did you handle the situation.

I have to deal with this man multiple times a week, so I’ve learned that if you say anything or smile or nod or whatever, he’ll take it as an invitation to keep going. So I just didn’t respond. At all. I had already finished answering his reference question and I basically just stared at him for a few seconds and he was like “Alright, well, it’s time for me to leave. See you tomorrow!” and left.

themagiclibrarian said: I mean, at what point do you consider this a problem that needs to be actively addressed? This is pretty damn close to hate speech, if not there already.

My boss was on desk with me at the time and I think she would have stepped in if it had gone too far and I needed help. I’ll ask her later this week what our policy is and what can be done about it. Lots of patrons make off-handed racist, religious, and political offensive remarks, but they rarely go into them as such. He did leave the library immediately after, so, for the moment, I don’t feel like I need to go further with this, but if he continues with this in the future, we’ll have to do something.


hatpire:

mylifeinthelibrary:

hatpire:

tamorapierce:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

Amazon is searching for all kinds of ways to get little chunks of change out of readers, isn’t it?

I actually rather like this plan. The idea of being able to put a new book on my Kindle from anywhere in the world at any time of day (or night) is awesome.
I love paper books and libraries, but I read much more on my Kindle.

Becky, I feel like I should point out that your library allows you to download ebooks to your kindle from anywhere in the world at anytime as well…for free. And your library in particular has two ebook services.
My main complaint with the new Kindle plan is they’re selling it like it includes all ebooks, but it actually only applies to a very small percentage of their offerings. It’s a restricted catalog.

Whaaaaaaaaat.
I am clearly outdated in terms of my library knowledge. I need to get on top of this shit, stat.

Just go to the library’s website, open the side menu* and click on elibrary. It has links to both services there and I think there are instructions you can download as well. If not, I can walk you through it or you can stop in at the library and anyone in adult services will be happy to help.

hatpire:

mylifeinthelibrary:

hatpire:

tamorapierce:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

Amazon is searching for all kinds of ways to get little chunks of change out of readers, isn’t it?

I actually rather like this plan. The idea of being able to put a new book on my Kindle from anywhere in the world at any time of day (or night) is awesome.

I love paper books and libraries, but I read much more on my Kindle.

Becky, I feel like I should point out that your library allows you to download ebooks to your kindle from anywhere in the world at anytime as well…for free. And your library in particular has two ebook services.

My main complaint with the new Kindle plan is they’re selling it like it includes all ebooks, but it actually only applies to a very small percentage of their offerings. It’s a restricted catalog.

Whaaaaaaaaat.

I am clearly outdated in terms of my library knowledge. I need to get on top of this shit, stat.

Just go to the library’s website, open the side menu* and click on elibrary. It has links to both services there and I think there are instructions you can download as well. If not, I can walk you through it or you can stop in at the library and anyone in adult services will be happy to help.


hatpire:

tamorapierce:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

Amazon is searching for all kinds of ways to get little chunks of change out of readers, isn’t it?

I actually rather like this plan. The idea of being able to put a new book on my Kindle from anywhere in the world at any time of day (or night) is awesome.
I love paper books and libraries, but I read much more on my Kindle.

Becky, I feel like I should point out that your library allows you to download ebooks to your kindle from anywhere in the world at anytime as well…for free. And your library in particular has two ebook services.
My main complaint with the new Kindle plan is they’re selling it like it includes all ebooks, but it actually only applies to a very small percentage of their offerings. It’s a restricted catalog.

hatpire:

tamorapierce:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

Amazon is searching for all kinds of ways to get little chunks of change out of readers, isn’t it?

I actually rather like this plan. The idea of being able to put a new book on my Kindle from anywhere in the world at any time of day (or night) is awesome.

I love paper books and libraries, but I read much more on my Kindle.

Becky, I feel like I should point out that your library allows you to download ebooks to your kindle from anywhere in the world at anytime as well…for free. And your library in particular has two ebook services.

My main complaint with the new Kindle plan is they’re selling it like it includes all ebooks, but it actually only applies to a very small percentage of their offerings. It’s a restricted catalog.


themagiclibrarian said: Okay, so political criticism, even bug-eyed crazy political criticism, has to be allowed. I’m pretty sure this crosses a line into something else. How did you handle the situation.

I have to deal with this man multiple times a week, so I’ve learned that if you say anything or smile or nod or whatever, he’ll take it as an invitation to keep going. So I just didn’t respond. At all. I had already finished answering his reference question and I basically just stared at him for a few seconds and he was like “Alright, well, it’s time for me to leave. See you tomorrow!” and left.


Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: What is your go-to karaoke/shower singing song?

lecieltumultueux:

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Karaoke: Son of a Preacher Man

Shower: Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles

What about you?

Honestly, I sing everywhere but the shower.

My go-to karaoke is Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson


And the winner for most offensive thing a patron has told me this week…

[As I’m looking up travel information for a patron and miss the first half of the sentence.]

Problem Patron: Now, I’m all for saving those innocent Jews that Hitler was after, but you know which side I’m really on.

Me: [snapping to attention] Wait, what?

Problem Patron: Israel is a screwed up country. And they sent all of their people here and they’ve taken over Washington. It’s just run by a bunch of them. Those sons of bitches are the real reason we’re at war. 9/11 was to warn us what terrorism really was so we could see Israel coming.

Me: 


jerseycure asked: "I'm looking at some of the articles you suggested and they are exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks so much for your help!"

You’re welcome! I’m glad I was able to help. Those are the ones that worked best for my project as well.

posted 1 day ago

“In order to be really good as a librarian, everything counts towards your work, every play you go see, every concert you hear, every trip you take, everything you read, everything you know. I don’t know of another occupation like that. The more you know, the better you’re going to be.” ― Allen Smith

librarydlemm:

#librarian #librarianquote


RA summer camp next month! It’s hosted by ARRT and you can find all the info on their website. I will be there and I hope you will be, too!

RA summer camp next month! It’s hosted by ARRT and you can find all the info on their website. I will be there and I hope you will be, too!


silencewhippersnapper:

lecieltumultueux:

latefees:

mylifeinthelibrary:

mylifeinthelibrary:

If you’re a teen looking for a good book to make you laugh, check out this novel. Our hottest read is Swim the Fly by Don Calame. This book has everything: grandpas hitting on widows at funerals, crossdressing, blackmail, bugs flying up your nose, and a fifteen-year-old pooping his pants.
(This is how I feel when describing this book. It’s quite fun. I highly recommend the audio, if only for the scene with the bug going up his nose. No way that’s as good on paper.)

I was going through my tag to prepare for a few booktalks I need to give tomorrow and now I’m tempted to do them all in Stefon’s style.

Do it

silencewhippersnapper please do all future booktalks as Stefon

this is really embarrassing to admit but I’ve been hoarding the URL
stefonsbookclub
for a while now :/

#i was actually thinking of starting a readers’ advisory blog as ‘stefon’ but i don’t know if i could pull it off
OMG you need to take advantage of that! Open it up for submissions and I’d be happy to help if you don’t want to do it alone! I’m sure other tumblarians would do the same.

silencewhippersnapper:

lecieltumultueux:

latefees:

mylifeinthelibrary:

mylifeinthelibrary:

If you’re a teen looking for a good book to make you laugh, check out this novel. Our hottest read is Swim the Fly by Don Calame. This book has everything: grandpas hitting on widows at funerals, crossdressing, blackmail, bugs flying up your nose, and a fifteen-year-old pooping his pants.

(This is how I feel when describing this book. It’s quite fun. I highly recommend the audio, if only for the scene with the bug going up his nose. No way that’s as good on paper.)

I was going through my tag to prepare for a few booktalks I need to give tomorrow and now I’m tempted to do them all in Stefon’s style.

Do it

silencewhippersnapper please do all future booktalks as Stefon

this is really embarrassing to admit but I’ve been hoarding the URL
stefonsbookclub
for a while now :/

#i was actually thinking of starting a readers’ advisory blog as ‘stefon’ but i don’t know if i could pull it off

OMG you need to take advantage of that! Open it up for submissions and I’d be happy to help if you don’t want to do it alone! I’m sure other tumblarians would do the same.