This week I sat down to bring to you something a little more light hearted than my usual serious fare. 🙂 I wrote a post pointing to three of my favourite comics online; Unshelved my favourite library comic strip, Dilbert so true of office life and Calvin and Hobbs which captures childhood to perfection. But I had a bit of a fail. I wanted to include samples of the strips on the post, but the only way I could get them displaying properly was to break copyright. 😦
However, all three can be viewed via RSS feeds, or delivered straight to your email inbox, and shared on various social networking sites…
So keeping to the youtube theme, here is Austin Public Library Bibliofiles, a book cart drill team, which won the silver at the ALA Book Cart Drill Team Championships in Anaheim.
I am also going to inflict upon you bad Librarian Jokes.
First the infamous Chicken in the Library Joke
A chicken walks into the library. It goes up to the circulation desk and says: “book, bok, bok, boook”.
The librarian hands the chicken a book. It tucks it under his wing and runs out. A while later, the chicken runs back in, throws the first book into the return bin and goes back to the librarian saying: “book, bok, bok, bok, boook”. Again the librarian gives it a book, and the chicken runs out.
The librarian shakes her head. Within a few minutes, the chicken is back, returns the book and starts all over again: “boook, book, bok bok boook”. The librarian gives him yet a third book, but this time as the chicken is running out the door, she follows it.
The chicken runs down the street, through the park and down to the riverbank. There, sitting on a lily pad is a big, green frog. The chicken holds up the book and shows it to the frog, saying: “Book, bok, bok, boook”. The frog blinks, and croaks: “read-it, read-it, read-it”.
And don’t forget to change the light bulb!
How many academic librarians does it take to change a light bulb? Just five. One changes the light bulb while the other four form a committee and write a letter of protest to the Dean, because after all, changing light bulbs IS NOT professional work!
How many catalogers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Just one, but they have to wait to see how AACR2 does it first.
How many reference librarians does it take to change a light-bulb? (with a perky smile) “Well, I don’t know right off-hand, but I know where we can look it up!”
How many library system managers does it take to change a lightbulb? All of them as the manual was lost in the last move (or flood).
How many library technicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Seven. One to follow approved procedure, and six to review the procedure. (8 if you count the librarian they all report to)
And a number of miscellaneous jokes, just because
Why did the librarian slip and fall on the library floor?
Because she was in the non-friction section.
Q. Why is that library book you’re trying to find always in the last place you look?
A. Because once you find it, you stop looking.
Q. What building has the most stories?
A. The library, of course!
Q. If a student goes to a seven-story library and checks out seven books, how many are left?
A. None. The library had only seven stories
Q. What does the skeleton do when she goes to the library?
A. She likes to “bone up” on her favorite subject (and we’re not ribbing you, either).
Q. What does the Mummy do when he goes to the library?
A. He gets all wrapped up in a good book
And for a completely random link, why wouldn’t you want to stay at the Library Hotel if travelling to New York!