Friday, July 25, 2008

Character, Being a library

Every library's personnel roster should include someone to fill each of the following character roles:
  • the village idiot
  • the insecure scholar
  • the Pollyanna
  • the skanky slut
  • the pretty one
It is recommended to write these roles into people's job descriptions so that you don't end up with more than one idiot.

Ask the readers: What other characters belong on the library payroll?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cartoons, Decorating with

Librarians should decorate their office doors (or cubicle walls) with cartoons strips. Be sure to label each cartoon with a proper APA citation, copyright notice, and a bibliography for further reading.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Guilty pleasures, Sharing your

Librarians often have guilty pleasures that belie their professional personas. Your unhealthy fascination with celebrity gossip magazines, World of Warcraft, hip hop music, romance novels, or prostitutes won't qualify as a guilty pleasure if you're shamelessly blogging about it at the reference desk.

Ask the readers: What is your biggest guilty pleasure?