Posts Tagged ‘Librarians’

Movers & Shakers 2018!

March 25, 2018

Congratulations to this year’s class of Library Journal Movers & Shakers!  Here is the “cohort of about fifty top changemakers who are transforming what it means to be a librarian.”  These winners fall within several categories: advocates, change agents, community builders, digital developers, educators, and innovators.

Laurie Allen
Susan Barnum
Robin Bradford
April M. Hathcock
Roberta Koscielski
Chera Kowalski
Lisa Lindsey
Rebecca McCorkindale
Eva B. Raison
Rachael Rivera
Julie Syler

Change Agents
Heather Acerro
Andrea Blackman
Megan Godbey
Margo Gustina
Dayna Hart
Elizabeth Negrete Gaylor
Jeanne Marie Ryan
Kristen Simensen

Community Builders
Jennifer A. Ferretti
Emma Hernandez
Erin Hoopes
Jason Johnson
David Lopez
Allie Stevens
Kristen Treviño
Angel Jewel Tucker

Digital Developers
Twila Camp
Ellen Druda
Jay Moschella
Trevor Owens
Sandy Pon
Nathaniel Rasmussen
Kristina Spurgin
Rebecca Stavik

Annie Downey
Fran Glick
Kristina A. Holzweiss
Joe Márquez
Karen Parry
Jenny Ryan
Liesl Toates
Tracy Wong

Tom Bober
Jerica Copeny
Trina Evans
Marian Fragola
Kiara Garrett
Amy Mikel
Shannon O’Neill

Congratulations one and all!


Poking Fun at the Library!

September 28, 2017

Here are some “groaners” on libraries, librarians, and books.  Enjoy!

What is the tallest building in the world?
The library, because it has the most stories.

What do you call a South American librarian who is always in a hurry?
Urgent Tina.

What do you call a teacher who never farts in the library?
A private tutor.

What do you call a book that’s about the brain?
A mind reader.

Why did the librarian win a Lifetime Achievement Award?
She had a storied career.

What’s the longest word in the dictionary?
Smiles. Because there is a mile between each s.

What section of the library can you get biten by a snake?

What has a spine but, no bones?
A book

What did the librarian say to the astronaut?
Find space for a book.

What happened to the ____________ National Library?
Someone stole the book.


What did the surfer say to the librarian?
Is my book over dude?

Why did the student throw a book at the Librarian?
He wanted to Face-Book her.

What do Turkish librarians eat for lunch?
Shhhh Kebabs.

What did the frog say when he landed on a book?
Reddit! Reddit! Reddit!


Did you hear about the power outage at the _______________ University library?
Thirty students were stuck on the escalator for three hours.

What do you get when you cross a librarian and a lawyer?
All the information in the world, but you can’t understand a word of it.

Did you hear about the _____________ University Library fire that burned 20 books?
The real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.

I got hit in the head by a falling book once, I mean, I only have my shelf to blame.

The librarian gave the scientist a book about Helium and he just couldn’t put it down.

You must work in a library because you just increased my circulation!


The Borrower!

March 26, 2017

Happy Sunday!  As we begin the wrap-up th weekend, how about a bit of library humor?  Enjoy!

A blonde stormed up to the front desk of the library and said, “I have a complaint!”

“Yes, Ma’am?” said the librarian looking up at her.
“I borrowed a book last week and it was horrible.”

Puzzled by her complaint the librarian asked, “What was wrong with it?”
“It had way too many characters and there was no plot whatsoever,” said the blonde.

The librarian nodded and said, “Ahhh. So you must be the person who took our phone book.”

Library Version!

March 11, 2017

Happy Saturday.  Here is a librarian parody of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that was making the rounds on Facebook last month.  Thank you Shoalhaven Library (Nowra, New South Wales, Australia)  Enjoy!

Librarians in the Digital Age!

November 9, 2013

Here is an infographic that shows how the rising popularity of digitized archives and electronic media has transformed the way information is accessed today.   It further illustrates the challenges librarians are facing during the digital age, the new roles they’re taking on, and other stats related to this evolving community resource.  Thanks to Frankie Rendón of for sharing this infographic with me.

Source of infographic: USC Online Library Science.


“Falling Down” on the Job!

June 28, 2013

How about some “Friday Fun?!”  Courtesy of the Seattle Public Library (this was used to kick off their 2013 Summer Reading Program), check out this video of the world’s longest domino chain comprised of books.  It took the twenty-seven volunteers seven hours (and five failed attempts) to line up the 2,131 books, and a little over a minute-and-a-half to knock them all down.  None of the books used were part of the current circulating collection (they used donated or weeded books) and the library offers the disclaimer that “no books were harmed during the filming of this video.”  Enjoy!

It’s National Library Week!

April 16, 2013

NLW2013_Kennedy_webNational Library Week official began on Sunday, April 14th.  The theme this year: Communities matter @ your library. 

Today’s libraries are driven by the needs the community. Whether you’re looking for e-books, information on student loans or 24/7 homework help – the library has the resources to meet your needs and those of the whole community. Communities matter @ your library.  Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20.

Additionally, April is School Library Month.

A Librarian’s Worth!

July 24, 2011

Here is a wonderful inforgraphic from on the value of librarians (reposted from the Lone Wolf Librarian Blog). Enjoy!

A Librarian's Worth Around the World  | Infographic |

Movers and Shakers!

March 16, 2011

Library Journal has announced the newest class of Movers & Shakers from the following categories: innovators, community builders, tech leaders, marketers, advocates, and change agents.  Congratulations one and all.   This marks the tenth year of this award bringing the total number of recognized “movers and shakers” to just over 500.

Joanna Axelrod
Jason Casden 
Alison Circle
Tracy Crawford
Ryan Deschamps
Jim Duncan
Ellen Forsyth
Nancy Fredericks
Chad Haefele
Rogan Hamby
Buffy J. Hamilton
Jaime Hammond
Richard L. Hasenyager Jr.
Heather Holmes
Gwyneth A. Jones
Emily King
Meg Gerritsen Knodl
Kim Leeder
Rosalind K. Lett
Erin Meyer
Anthony Molaro
Eli Neiburger
Bobbi Newman
Deb Noggle
Angela Nolet
John Palfrey
Bill Pardue
Jennifer L. Peterson
Sue Polanka
Ned Potter
Rebecca Renard
Joseph Sanchez
Michael Santangelo
John Schumacher
Bob Sisson
Lauren Smith
Paul Smith
Judy Sparzo
Sarah Steiner
Aaron Tay
Tina Thomas
Cindi Trainor
Jennifer Velásquez
Diane Walden
Aspen Walker
Donna Walker
John Watts
Paula Webb
Jennifer R. Wright
Courtney L. Young

Here’s a geographical breakdown as well as an alphabetic list of all Movers and Shakers.

Let’s Dispel Those Myths!

July 9, 2010

Happy Friday one and all.  Here is a great video that hopefully helps to dispel the stereotypical myths about librarians/librarianship.  And a pretty good marketing tool to boot.   Not too shabby!   Check it out!