Saturday, October 25, 2014

I Work at a Public Library

I Work at a Public Library: A Selection of Crazy Stories From the Stacks
by Gina Sheridan [817 She]

Several of my library co-workers were already reading this humorous collection of "insider" stories from the world of public libraries, so I couldn't pass it up. Gina Sheridan, the author/editor of this work, has run a blog (linked below) for several years, in which she gathers the outrageous stories of librarians who have crazy or unusual transactiosn with their customers. This volume reproduces several of the most popular "incidents" from that blog, and breaks them all down, very humorously, into categories as designated by the Dewey Decimal system. If you're curious about the kinds of bizarre librarian-customer interactions that take place in public libraries across the United States, this gives you a little peek into that world. And, while I enjoyed this book very much, it barely scratches the surface — I would've liked to have seen even more stories that were presented. Sheridan (and her fellow contributors) also seem to soft-peddle some of the stories...those of us working in the library industry certainly have even more outrageous stories to tell. But...perhaps you don't want to have your hair curl! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Scott's Reviewer Profile and more of his reviews ]

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