Jul 25, 2009

Thank you, Masked Librarian

So, I follow a lot of librarians on Twitter and they're not what you'd expect. Okay, some of them are exactly what you'd expect, but not The Masked Librarian! Thanks to him I learned about @ALAsecrets and the subversive, even perverted goings-on at the ALA conference (not telling my husband, as I intend to go next year), and about pranks to play on patrons involving decaf coffee, and about where to get cool librarian gear. (CLICK). And that there is such a thing as librarian gear. And that Chicago is more crowded than Montana. And, of course, he found this old ad on Flickr for cigarettes about how a Tiparillo might just get you laid by a sexy librarian and so I'm blogging it. Because I have nothing else to blog about. Because I've spent the last 48 hours reading Atlas Shrugged so I can enter an essay contest and try to pay for the rest of my tuition. I think Ayn Rand would plotz if she lived now. But, I digress.

Twitter...gotta love it. Even if you really don't want to.

Jul 18, 2009

Librarians Get Funky

Screw dance libraries, dancing in libraries (um...haven't done that post yet, but you HAVEN'T LIVED till you've seen a crazy lady dancing at a computer in a library), and screw dancing for, about or because of libraries. Why bother, when in every tired corner of our bedraggled country one can stumble upon a LIBRARY BOOK CART DRILL TEAM. I kid you not. From Texas to Ohio to California, librarians and their beloved carts compete for the title of Library Book Cart Drill Champion. They COMPETE! IN PUBLIC! I feel the twang of an adrenalin rush just thinking about it.

If there is a God they will have a course on this in library school. Like, "Cart Choreography 101." Or, "Applied Cart Drilling for Special Librarians."

Check out Madonna's Material Girl.

And who can resist the chutzpah of these ladies in Get Down With Your Funky Shelf.

And my personal favorite: I Want To Be a Librarian.

Okay, so this next one isn't a book cart drill team, but came up in my YouTube search even though I specifically said "library cart drill team" and I LOVE stepping and these girls are awesome and so are the girls in the video that automatically pops up when this one is done. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Watch them anyway. Even if they're not librarians. And don't have book carts.

Step Team - UAB Gospel Choir