undercovershelf asked: Re: Fun drug books: Party Monster by James St. James (ends badly, of course, but is fun nonetheless), I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer Purcell, a: A novel by Andy Warhol, and of course there's always Valley of the Dolls. :) And you might also recommend the Marilyn Manson auto-bio, in light of the Nikki Sixx one that you posted.
Amanda the Information Services Librarian
1. Can you tell us about your current position? I’m the Information Services Librarian in a public library. I manage the adult collection, provide reference services, assist with adult programming—and basically anything else that comes my way! [[MORE]] 2. How did you get into librarianship? I’ve wanted to be a librarian since I was a little girl. I knew it was rare, but I didn’t realize how rare...
OnePager template for library websites →
jcowles: This is *awesome* for small libraries, and a vast improvement over what many currently have. Check it out! This is really, really cool.
In lit, you have me beat on the Babysitters Club and on beat poets.– Katt, the librarian/head-biter/sister (via beca) (We also established she has me beat on Dave Eggers.)
E. Washington library wins suit; it can filter... →
adejesus: One of the things I definitely agree with the Annoyed Librarian about is that librarians should spend less time defending the right to view pornography in public libraries. Of course, I do think that filters need to be better such that they don’t filter out necessary information that is non-pornographic (sexual health information, for example). On this note, though, I refuse to...
Jose-Rodrigo, the Bilingual & Career Public...
1. Can you tell us about your current position? Officially, I am the bilingual Adult Reference Librarian. I’m head of the Career Development Center, purchase the Adult Fiction, purchase career books, help people with their resumes in Spanish and French and occasionally sit on the Reference Desk. The majority of my time is spent at the Career Development Center desk where people ask me to...
J.K. Rowling’s Next Book Is Called The Casual... →
J.K. Rowling’s first book for adults will be about a tiny British town in turmoil. Rowling’s publisher, Little, Brown, announced today that the book will be called The Casual Vacancy, and it will be released on September 27. The story is set in Pagford, a charming little town “with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at...
Libraries in the digital age: How YOU can... →
pewinternet: Our next report in our series that will examine libraries in the digital age (over the next few years) will combine the quantitative results from our December 2011 nationally representative phone survey with longer responses and stories from a series of online surveys of both librarians and e-book borrowers. We are actively looking for e-book borrowers to volunteer to take our...
Margaret the Reference Librarian
1. Can you tell us about your current position? I am a reference librarian in a mid-sized public library just outside of Richmond, VA. Right now I do a little bit of everything, I help with story-time, book-club, teach computer classes, teach patrons how to use their E-readers, manage the reference desk, and fix computer problems. Being a public librarian to me means being pretty good at...
Letters to a Young Librarian: Ten Things I Didn’t... →
Particularly #2, dealing with mental illness. We did discuss this some in my very cool Literacy for Underserved Populations course, but there’s really no preparing you for the weirdo conversation you will have every day (last week: I had to wait on my lunch break so I could try to get a regular to stop talking about menopause and the price of sanitary napkins). A somewhat related population:...
Riot Recommendation: Apocalypse Edition →
bookriot: What are your favorite “after-the-bomb/meteor/invasion” stories? Bomb: Alas, Babylon Meteor/astronomical: The World We Live In Invasion: Tomorrow, When the War Began Unspecified disaster: The Road What would you add?