At the Libraries: Pimp Your Bookcart!

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Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

This one's for all the librarians out there! It's time for Unshelved's Pimp My Bookcart contest! Sadly, this is the contest's last year, so people will be going all out! Check out previous entries and get inspired!
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And for all those people who have asked, or thought about, library school, I say go for it! It wasn't that hard, to be honest, and then you get to have the best job in the world! So it's definitely worth 2 years (sometimes even 1 and a half) of your life. ALA has a map of all the accredited programs in the US -- take a peek and maybe we'll be colleagues someday!
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Reader James stepped up to the plate last week and sent me some library blogs that he enjoys (thanks, James!). Check out the Annoyed Librarian and see what's annoying her this week. Here's a preview: "As libraries gave up on serious readers, serious readers gave up on public libraries and public librarianship." Ouch!

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Another blog he sent over is the Swiss Army Librarian. Great name! He has already proven himself to be a great resource -- just the other day he told us about Alikewise, a dating site based on book preference! I don't know how compatible, as a couple, that would truly make you, but it's definitely intriguing!
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And courtesy of one of my favorite, consistently funny blogs, here's your Awful Library Book of the week: Petting: Wise or Otherwise? Yes, it's what you think it is.
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It looks like the gay-themed book that I mentioned last week, Revolutionary Voices, has been banned from another New Jersey library. NJ-ites, you've got to get on this!
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Because we haven't linked to Unshelved in a couple of minutes, here's Tuesday's strip:


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This just in from the (possibly) unnecessary-sequels department: Emma Thompson has been tapped to write a new Peter Rabbit story, and while I do like Emma Thompson, it just kind of leaves me wondering why...
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For those of you on Twitter (I myself don't tweet), commenter Tomas suggested a great librarian to follow: WVU Libraries. Scrolling through, I see lots of links to great articles, plus great advice, like this:


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And here's one more way to display your books, courtesy of the blog Things Organized Neatly. I wouldn't recommend doing this with library books, but with your own, hey, why not?

Here's a funny bit to end on, courtesy of Gale's Funny You Should Ask newsletter: "My mom sent me to the library to pick up this book." The note read: "Two six packs, Old Milwaukee tall" Poor kid!

If you follow a great library blog, site, or twitterer, please share it with me! Hit me at atthelibraries@gmail.com or here in the comments. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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August 25, 2010 - 9:19am
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