Friday, July 29, 2011

Zombified, Being

Librarians should allow themselves to be infected by the recent zombie fad in libraries. This can be done on the cheap by having your librarians sit at the reference desk, stare vacantly, and moan for brains.

Ask the readers: How do you infuse zombie culture into your library?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We actually have zombies in our library, they are called students!

Katy said...

Our Teen/Adult Summer Reading theme this year was zombie-related! Books of the Living Dead: Read For Your Life!

Mimsy Buttons said...

The zombie fad only died off in the past year or so, we won't pick it up for at least another year. Maybe it will fit in with our bean bag seating initiative.

KijiLinn said...

I work at library where circulation and reference are completely separate. As a result, if we have few patrons around, I have enough time to plan escape routes in case of zombie attack. Unfortunately, due to the wall of plate glass windows that front our building, we are utter zombie-fodder.

Anonymous said...

And how would that look be different from our standard reference desk denizens' take on life?

Anonymous said...

I use scientific articles on zombies for presentations to undergrad students. They may remember how to find the books or citation help, but they will know what to do in a zombie attack and do a good job figuring out the citation. http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/rsmith43/Zombies.pdf

Anonymous said...

Not by knitting. Zombies do not know how to knit.

John W said...

You mean like:
http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/brains

HS_Librarian said...

It's from 2006, but we had a promotion that featured Zombrarian. Here's the book she came up with after the fact:
http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/services/promotion/zombiebook.pdf
Enjoy!

Mindy said...

We just did a really big outreach project involving zombies that played off of the game Humans versus Zombies. We've got a Zombie Survival Guide available here: http://libguides.uttyler.edu/zombies. I also posted a recap of some of the things we did here: http://referenceninja.wordpress.com/.