Librarian Tales Librarian Tales

Librarian Tales

Funny, Strange, and Inspiring Dispatches from the Stacks

    • 3.4 • 17 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

Published in cooperation with the American Library Association, an insider’s look at one of the most prevalent, yet commonly misunderstood institutions!

Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly of librarian William Ottens’s experience working behind service desks and in the stacks of public libraries, most recently at the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas. In Librarian Tales, published in cooperation with the American Library Association, readers will learn about strange things librarians have found in book drops, weird and obscure reference questions, the stress of tax season, phrases your local librarians never want to hear, stories unique to children’s librarians, and more.

Ottens uncovers common pet peeves among his colleagues, addresses misguided assumptions and stereotypes, and shares several hilarious stories along the way. This book is must reading for any librarian, or anyone who loves books and libraries, though non-library folks will also laugh and cry (from laughing) while reading this lighthearted analysis of your local community pillar, the library.

GENRE
Humor
RELEASED
2020
September 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Skyhorse
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

iosnopes ,

You’ll only need 90 minutes

I’m sure he’s a nice guy but this is an article; it’s not a book.

More Books Like This

Dispatches from a Public Librarian Dispatches from a Public Librarian
2010
A Series of Frustrated Outbursts by a Fake Librarian A Series of Frustrated Outbursts by a Fake Librarian
2010
Primary School Confidential Primary School Confidential
2016
Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day
2009
You're Leaving When? You're Leaving When?
2021
The World's Worst Assistant The World's Worst Assistant
2022

Customers Also Bought

For the Love of Books For the Love of Books
2019
The Library The Library
2009
Final Chapters Final Chapters
2015
Where There's a Will: Who Inherited What and Why Where There's a Will: Who Inherited What and Why
2019
Book Row Book Row
2019
Reading behind Bars Reading behind Bars
2019