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Job of the Day: Public Librarian

via Maud Newton’s tumblr, A Day in the Life of my Librarian Friend:

Difficult Patron: Can I come back into the library?
Public Librarian: Well, the last time you were in here you said you hoped that someone would shoot me in the head
DP: I was feeling bad that day
PL: You are drinking a beer right now
DP: I was nervous about this conversation

Librarians are doing God’s work. I don’t even believe in God but I mean that.


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LookUponMyWorks (#2,616)

My public librarian friend excitedly told me a few months back that the library finally got around to installing those mirrors that let you see around the corner, so they’ll be able to catch the public masturbator who is partial to one section of the library and catch ‘em in the act and then be able bar him/her.


HA, it’s the little things????

garli (#4,150)

@LookUponMyWorks Did they catch him?

LookUponMyWorks (#2,616)

@garli Yeah, I believe so.

Crabtree (#774)

My favourite work moment involved being called by the RCMP saying that someone was accusing the library of copyright infringement and had brought all his borrowed material in as proof. He was laughing about it but I immediately said “Was it Problem Client?” It was. Once I said the right name the officer went immediately into work mode and wanted to know if we wanted to start a file on him. I passed the phone to the director but I was glad that he took it seriously.

Renleigh (#2,110)

I’m glad things like this exist to help me shed my childhood librarian dreams.

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