Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Costumes, Library-friendly Halloween

A cheap Halloween costume idea for librarians is to come to work wearing the uniform from your second job at Starbucks, McDonalds, or Lady Foot Locker.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Teens, Books and

Librarians can play a pivotal role in getting more teens to like books by redefining video games as "books."

Friday, October 19, 2012

Instruction, Singing

Library instruction for first-year college students should be participatory and engaging. If you worry that students won't understand your technical terms and language, make your lesson more palatable by setting it to music.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Librarians should should celebrate Teen Read Week by clearing out all of the books from the library's teen section and using the space to host a real fight-to-the-death Hunger Games.

Ask the readers: What would be the grand prize for the teen winner of your library's Hunger Games?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Videos, Teaching with

Librarians should leave it to professionals to produce their library instructional videos. No one wants to watch your homemade, narrated web casts of EBSCO's Academic Search Complete when better quality productions are available online.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Banned Books Week, Promoting

Librarians should be wary of abbreviating Banned Books Week as "BBW" in their promotional advertisements, flyers, and signs. (Google it.)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Aww, Things that make you say

A new Japanese study suggests that viewing photos of cute animals at work may boost productivity. In light of this information, librarians should begin every library committee meeting, instruction class, and reference interview with a ten-minute slideshow of your favorite kitten pics.