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Thursday, November 12, 2009

It'll never, ever, ever be filmed by Ken Russell

Another afternoon where three librarians spend over an hour poring over the whys and wherefores of four rather foxed old paperbacks' accidentally being transferred to one of our libraries rather than being withdrawn from stock because they've more than had their day.

We have half a million of the bloody things. I shudder to think how many librarian hours would be involved in a review of the disposition of our stock.

Oh, so that's what librarians do is it? Someone needs to tell Bronwyn: she's running herself into the ground trying to put together a comprehenisve stock profile and replenishment process pretty much by herself.


Gadjo Dilo said...

Ah, so that's what librarians do - I honestly thought that they just sat behind desks looking at one austerely over half-moon glasses ;-)

Macy said...

Maybe not Ken Russell....maybe Peter Greenaway now that Ingmar Bergman's shuffled off?
Cue T Aldous played by Michael Gambon...

Pat said...

I wonder how much of a hygienic risk they are?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: that's Reference Librarians. Though one of our branch managers did once buy a pair of half-moon glasses and got so good at looking austerely over them we had to ask her to pack it in as it was having a disturbinge effect on the gentlemen of a certain age.

Macy: it makes as much sense as a Peter Greenaway fillum

Pat: that's one of the questions we never dare ask!