A patron asked the librarian why Tales of Robin Hood had been withdrawn from the children’s collection. The librarian replied, “Too much Saxon violence.”
(adapted from http://www.booknotions.com/riddles.html)
Ever wonder where librarians lark about on the Internet? If you’re in need of a laugh, here are some great sites to put a smile on your face. It’s all in good fun. Enjoy.
- Unshelved – a comic strip devoted entirely to libraries and librarians
Psst … Want to see more of Tamara, Unshelved’s perpetually cheerful children’s librarian? Send your funny stories about library service to children to the creators of Unshelved. You may see them in a future comic (shhh … act surprised) ! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Awful Library Books – a collection of the worst books in library collections around the globe. You’ll get a good laugh and some weeding inspiration from these “winners!” You can submit your own worst books, too! (anonymously, of course) Visit Awful Library Books at their blog, Pinterest, or Facebook.
Need some fast humor? Twitter has it covered.
- Follow Fake Library Stats (@fakelibstats)
37% of librarians can successfully judge a book by its cover
— Fake Library Stats (@FakeLibStats) August 28, 2013
By noon the #SaturdayLibrarian knows all assignments due first thing Monday morning
— Fake Library Stats (@FakeLibStats) August 24, 2013
And if you are the #saturdaylibrarian, #sundaylibrarian, or #nightlibrarian, join your hashtag comrades on Twitter. If you don’t get a laugh in there somewhere, I’ll be surprised.
- Also check out the relatively new A Day at the Library - “Where smart people do stupid things”
Is Tumblr your thing?
Or for humor of a more “academic” nature, try
- It’s a mixed bag, but if you search “librarian humor,” you’ll find something to make you smile.
Did I miss any of your favorite sites for library-themed humor?
Emoticon image by The people from the The Tango! Desktop Project [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons