About the Guide

A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette is a virtual serialized reference e-monograph (i.e., a blog) for librarians. The Guide started as an anonymous joke among friends in January 2005 and has since grown into the number one, most-trusted source for authoritative tongue-in-cheek librarian etiquette tips on the Internet. It is written by J. Vance, a practicing polite librarian and faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, and all entries are inspired by you, the lovably weird people in the library profession.

Interested in inviting A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette to your library conference?  J. offers firm-handshake demonstrations, microwave wiping workshops, and the award-winning "Establishing Eye-Contact" webinar.  Other invitations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.