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What Would Steven Slater Do? (WWSSD?)

May 14, 2018
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By: Janet Golden and Roz Warren Several summers ago, flight attendant Steven Slater, fed up with dealing with the public, cursed, grabbed a beer and slid down the evacuation chute of the JetBlue aircraft that…

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Ready For Adventure? Me Neither

April 10, 2018
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While looking at Match.com profiles recently, I was struck by how many men not only describe themselves as “adventurous” but are seeking women who are also adventurous. I’m not adventurous. Not even a little. I’m…

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It’s A Taxing Time To Be A Librarian

February 1, 2018
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The seventeenth of April is on the horizon, and librarians all over the country are bracing themselves for the sea of patrons who are about to surge, tsunami-like, into our workplaces, demanding tax forms. Over…

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  ORSON SCOTT CART, MEET LOUISA MAY ALCART: TOP TWENTY NICKNAMES LIBRARIANS HAVE GIVEN TO BOOKCARTS

January 24, 2018
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 If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them nicknames. You could call your faithful book cart Bumpy, Squeaky, Rusty or Tipsy.  But surely you can do better…

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Mr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome To Your Local Library

December 22, 2017
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At the library where I work, we have an incredibly challenging patron whose imperious demands, unpleasant attitude and relentless sense of entitlement annoy and depress us all so much that we’ve nicknamed her “Sunshine.” (Never…

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Bookmarks From Hell — A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books

July 24, 2017
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A dead frog A used band-aid A squashed and leaking Ketchup packet. Bedbugs A tampon Toe nail clippings Dozens of baby roaches A slice of bacon Boogers A used Q-Tip A used condom (and it…

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Here’s Swearing At You, Kid!

October 28, 2016
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After graciously coping with a library patron who began screaming at me when I told him there was a fine on his card, I logged onto my favorite Librarian Facebook hangout and asked: Have you…

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Library Work! It’s a Dream Job.

December 23, 2015
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I work at the circulation desk at a public library. I recently had a dream in which one of our most challenging patrons apologized for being such a nuisance, then meekly paid all her fines.…

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Baby Names, Teeth, Alien Abduction and LSD

October 7, 2015
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Last week a patron at the suburban library where I work spent five minutes telling a colleague all about why (and exactly how) she should use a water pic. This inspired me to log onto…

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Excuses, Excuses

October 5, 2015
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The art of storytelling is alive and well, which is something you soon learn when you work at a public library. I’m not talking about the stories in the books. I’m talking about the excuses…

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