nyplSo many reasons to celebrate this holiday week, first of which is this is our 1,000th post! And to thank you all for being such an awesome community, we are launching a new Monday series: #letmelibrarianthatforyou.
We found an old recipe box while cleaning out a desk, and it was labeled "Interesting Reference Questions," the contents of which ranged from total stumpers to funny mispronunciations. People came to the library for reference, but also for info on buying and selling, looking for inspiration, crafty project ideas, and even to find photos. In a world pre-Google, librarians weren't just Wikipedia, they were people's Craiglist, Pinterest, Etsy, and Instagram all rolled into one. "Is this the place where I ask questions I can't get answers to?" - Phone question, September 13, 1947
- sarasthomas@totesmckee this hashtag!!
- megfishc@inlibraryland one to watch :)
- ohehbeekayNever has the phrase been more true: I look forward to Mondays. @joegho you should take a gander
- johnny_bones22@kighluhrae before there was google :)
- jbaiser@lets_bolt if only librarians had all the answers
- aroseparade@batdog_train @krisitsakiris
- everything.bean@ryan_difrancesco I think I was supposed to be a librarian and 1947, not now
- connellnesmith@perryoyates If you aren't already, you should absolutely follow :)
- ellejay14@hdgeorge beautiful
- apayala@nypl this was my personal favourite from that article
- alyssayson@meagmckeron hope your first day as a children's librarian goes swimmingly! I can't wait to hear about all the funny questions from children you are bound to get.
- meagmckeron@alyssayson aww thank you!! I'll be sure to keep a list of my favorites.
- kimamy7@heatherhartman check this acct & hashtag out. Kinda cool.
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