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FEATURE: Cheesy Librarian Humor

Great Reasons to be a Librarian - from LISNews.com

It doesn't take a whole lot to be considered "wild and crazy".

It's OK (almost expected) to become mean, bitter, and scorned as you age.

Everyone will understand if you are a closet alcoholic.

You really do "know everything".

You are officially a fantasy possibilty.

Librarian Pick-Up Lines - from LISNews.com

I'm rated AA - I C that you R2!

Your spouse will never know - under the Patriot Act I can't tell anyone you've been here.

Just call me "Bookmobile" 'cause I deliver.

I'm like Google, more results than you can deal with.

I'd catalog you under "Desirable".

You have some nice back-end architecture.

My budget just got cut - buy me a drink.

I'm totally out of bibliographic control!!

I do collection development for 613.96.

Comic - from SavageChickens.com

Library Lunchroom Conversation Starters - from WarriorLibrarian.com

1 - Human Folley: its manifestations in the library

2 - Human Courage: and just how far some library users are prepared to push back the boundaries of tolerance of the library staff

3 - Individual Uniqueness: and how weird some people actually are

4 - The Depth and Scope of Human Exploration of Their World: and how this creates cataloging problems

5 - The Creativity of the Human Race: and the originality of excuses for overdue books

6 - The Complexity of the English Language: and the cost of comprehensive or specialist dictionaries

7 - The Rate of Growth of the Internet: and the amount of junk contained therein

8 - The Speed of Digital Communication: except in displaying critical web pages

9 - The Innocense of Children: according to the children themselves when caught in acts of library vandalism

10 - The Great Mysteries of Life: and why librarians keep doing what they do best

Last updated June 11, 2010