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Bow-tie-wearing Russian librarian cat

Bow-tie-wearing Russian librarian cat.  You’re welcome. (link in post)

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Friday Fluff: You’ll never believe what I just found

So, the business I work for moved a couple weeks ago.  Which means the art reference library I oversee got packed up, trucked across town, and now I’ve been slowly … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Reference Desk: Resources

Ahoy!  One of your captains (me) has been overwhelmed by the universe lately, and so not posting much. Sorry!  Let me make it up to you with links to sundry … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Books everywhere.

Weekend before last I went up to Queens (for those not from NYC, that’s a long and arduous journey for a Brooklyner like me) to help Urban Librarians Unite sort … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can’t Get There From Here

I always get a kick out of looking through our blog stats and seeing what search terms bring people here to the Shipwreck.  Some of them are pretty good — … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Librarianship quote of the day: kids’ reader’s advisory edition

From a elementary school librarian friend, who got this request this morning: “Do you have a book, like, on clouds? In the spotlight? The one with a dog.”     Huh?

May 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Odds & Ends: mostly about Bluestockings

First of all, the monthly Radical Librarian Book Club at Bluestockings would normally be this weekend; it is being skipped this month, so the next meeting will be Sunday, May … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cat Pic

From a library school pal, who found it in the NOBLE Digital Heritage collection via Digital Commonwealth:

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Librarianship Quote of the Day

This is from my dear friend, the Libromancer’s Apprentice: “As it turns out, taint punching will get me to threaten banning patrons from the library for any further disturbance.” I’m … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

Facebook knows what you like…because you told it

What does it mean to hit the “like” button for an article that discusses how “liking things on Facebook” reveals much more about you than you think? Earlier in the … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cats: Still Jerks, But Also Occasionally Useful

We all recall that link I posted the other day to those paw prints, yes? This morning a nice young man sent me a link to an entire blog post … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cats Have Always Been Jerks

And we think they’re mean when they walk on our keyboards. h/t @grolby, who blogs about bicycles at À bloc.

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ne'er do wells



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