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Monday, February 01, 2010

The first day you're content

It soon happens, doesn't it?

Posy waves a book under our noses.

"I've bought it for the staff library. It's a really good introduction to working in the modern library service."

It's a copy of "Workhouse Life In Helminthdale."


Gadjo Dilo said...

A library that has a separate in-house library for the staff? And the books in it are (kinda) all about libraries?? Wheels within wheels.

Madame DeFarge said...

With her talent, she's wasted in the library. And does this mean that librarians actually read books?

nursemyra said...

Gadjo Dilo, it's kind of like turducken - but for books :-)

Roberta Swipe said...

That's actually a classic of its kind Kev. Almost on a par with "The Ragged Cardiganed Bibliographer" by C.J. Ravishankargurunathanjonesyouvebeengonetoolong. I can't recommend it highly enough - fairly belts along once you get past the first 30 pages, most of wich is taken up by the author's name...

Bob used to work in a library, he tells me. You'd get soft duties for good behaviour, apparently...


p.s. word vercification: clant. Charming, eh?

Berowne said...

"It's a copy of "Workhouse Life In Helminthdale."

Positively Dickensian.

Nota Bene said...

Ummm. if you work there, why do you need an introduction. I'm completely confused. Completely.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: it's supposed to be a training resource. We've got twenty ragged volumes of the Library Association Record from 1983; an introduction to Prestel and an old copy of the ward boundary map from when we were still part of Lancashire.

Madame DeF: I know! I'm constantly surprised by it.

nursemyra: (-:

Roberta: you poor dear. He must have done something really twisted to become a trusty.

Berowne: got it in one!

Nota Bene: it would be for the newbies. Or the established staff who'd gone into denial.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Ooh, I always thought turducken sounded positively dreadful!

WordVer: "prooved"

librarylizzie said...

My doctor wants to review my lengthy time on my tablets. When i told her what was going on in my life at the moment she backed down....for a while. If she stops mine can i share yours?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: ooh!

Lizzie: I've told you before: you don't need pills, you need to work for Helminthdale.