Library LOLs

My Sociology LibGuide is getting a lot of use, AND the books I’ve been ordering are getting checked out quite a bit.Yeah!




Friday amusement: the many arms of EBSCO Industries

(reposted from an email to the Collection Development list at work)

So I was thinking about how there’s EBSCO the subscription agent and  EBSCOhost databases and how it gets confusing, so I should clarify that. EBSCO Industries is a large company which owns many children. Or let’s say, it’s a multi-tentacled beast.  EBSCO subscription agent is one arm, EBSCOhost databases comprise another arm, although they must sit next to each other on the corporate body.

Then I wondered what other products and services emerge from the other EBSCO tentacles? According to this web page (under GROUPS), here are just the amusing ones I found:

So … invest in EBSCO Industries because no matter how the market turns, something has to be profitable??

Not Always Right: Library Edition

Not Always Right is a great website chronicling the trials and travails of people in service jobs all over the world. Of course there are numerous tales from the library world.

Silence Is Golden
library | USA |

Customer: *in writing* “Where are the encyclopedias?”

Me: *slowly, making sure he can lip read me* “One floor up–”

(The customer gestures me to write. I assume he can’t lip read. He goes on his way after I write the instructions. Suddenly there’s a crash and he looks towards the sound.)

Me: “I thought you couldn’t hear!”

Customer: *in writing* “Stop talking, this is a library!”

Harlem Shake at Tutt Library

This occurred in Tutt Library near my office during Block finals. Unfortunately I wasn’t working that night.

UPDATE: Some Colorado College students are getting heat from the FAA for this in-flight Harlem Shake: