Library Secrets 4: We Know Everything

'How many toes does a crocodile have?' I didn't know the answer either, but a colleague at the library service was asked this once. There's an assumption that still exists in places that librarians know everything.  Historically, libraries were where you went for all your information in a pre-Internet world. I never really wanted to destroy … Continue reading Library Secrets 4: We Know Everything

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Library Secrets 3: How Not to Request a Book

Libraries are pretty amazing. They are designed to be helpful to their readers, and you can go in with any request. If they don't stock that book, they might be able to find it elsewhere for you. But even the most helpful library assistant gets exasperated by some types of request. Here are three to … Continue reading Library Secrets 3: How Not to Request a Book