Everybody stop we need to talk about this frog.
Wow, today just seems to be a breviceptid day.
I now have a blueprint for my “Getting Shit Done” face.
We’ve got our Banned Books Week display up a little early this week. This is a picture of the one in the Main Library and there are also displays going up in the Science Library and The Curriculum Materials Library in Aderhold.
As you can see in the second picture, each book has a brief description of its plot/content, its publication date, and whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. The tag also tells you where, when, and why it was banned or challenged. We’ve included books banned around the world, historically and presently.
The CML in Aderhold will have an extra display consisting specifically of children’s books that have been banned or challenged.
So stop by and pick up a book someone, somewhere thought you shouldn’t be allowed to read.
I did a thing.
Ok, it was more like: I had an idea and then A LOT of people helped me make it happen. TEAMWORK!
Peter Glazebrook is out of control.
Colossal carrot - 2014 (Picture: Nigel Roddis/REX (via Pictures of the day: 12 September 2014 - Telegraph))Giant cabbage - 2012 (© PA Images / John Giles / PA Wire)Giant potato - 2010 (source)Giant cauliflower - 2014 (Caters News)
I’d buy him a pint.
Real Live Librarian Action Hero Moment
Yesterday, a patron was desperate for a chapter from a book that she was supposed to discuss in class the day after next. Our copy wasn’t on the shelves where it was supposed to be. We couldn’t find the chapter reprinted/repurposed anywhere as a journal article. It was too late in the day to expect ILL to be able to turn it around with enough time for her to read it before her class met.
She said she was going upstairs to look, “one more time.” I took a look at where she’d written down the call number - ND623. G6 something something. I said, “Well, IF you’re going up for a second look anyway, let me tell you how I’d look for it if it wasn’t where it was supposed to be. First, I’d make sure the shelver hadn’t had a temporary bout of dyslexia and put it in the ND632 section. Next, I’d check ND623. C6. Basically, check anywhere it might be if numbers got transposed or if the label/writing of the call number could have been damaged to make it read like something else.”
She came back down 10 minutes later and had found the book in ND632.
I have been insufferably high-fiving myself ever since.
I have read more articles than I can count about the benefits of weightlifting for women and almost every single one has some iteration of the following phrase:
Lifting heavy weights will not make you bulky.
And you know what? They’re kind of lying to you. I know….*GASP*!
The seemingly hard…
Message to women: It’s more important to be thin than strong.
10 Bleps That Prove a Cat is Cutest When Its Tongue is Out
The Blep: An adorable phenomenon that involves the protrusion of a cat’s cute pink tongue, often due to forgetfulness.
Here we observe the blep in its many beautiful manifestations. [distractify]