2.10.2006

Librarians Really Should Rule the World

Miss Snark is a devoted fan of the public library. Even though Miss Rumplestiltskin, the local card catalog czar, spoke sharply to a youthful Miss Snark about the impropriety of reading Balzac before noon, Miss Snark retains her devotion to the profession and the practitioners thereof.

Thus Miss Snark was glad to find there are librarians among the snarklings and even more happy to have received a link to a daily comic strip about...libraries. Miss Snark is getting a slow start on the day today so she read quite a few of these before remembering she's supposed to be lunching at the local G&P at 1pm and she's still wearing her bunny slippers.

10 comments:

Babsbitchin said...

Good Day Miss Snark, I am an avid reader of your blog, which should be a syndicated column. I would like your advisement on my situation. I'm told that I have a very good story, one that puts James Freys' story to shame. I did and it's documented, 3 1/2 years in prison and lived a life of crime, heroin, and things too numerous to mention and dirty enough I will most likely have to use a pen name for my own safety. My problem is that although I have a good story filled with police conspiracy, contracts on my life and more, I do not feel inept or well written enough to actually write this book. How would you go about getting a credible writer to co-write your memoir? I am in awe and would most assuredly respect your opinion. Thanks!

Yasmine Galenorn said...

Way cool! I love libraries and will be perusing this site for sometime to come.

Poohba said...

And here I am debating whether to pursue a master's in library science!

Hmmm. I think I'll go back to my pros and cons list and make a notation that Miss Snark thinks librarians should rule the world. Where's that grad school app?

Ms. Librarian said...

I'm so glad that someone values the work librarians do - and that it's someone as notable as Miss Snark! That is even better!

megan the librarian said...

Wait, we don't rule the world?

Sal said...

And don't forget to buy the radical, militant librarian button for your favorite librarian.

The Beautiful Schoolmarm said...

I like Sunday's comic. I think the writer is channeling one of our local librarians.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Librarians? Oh, nice memories are tied up in librarians and libraries.

When I was 12, I rode my bike down to the library every morning. The librarians would sneak me in when they came to work. They let me wander the library for the two hours before official opening. I spent hours reading and learning how a library worked. I got to help out. They let me look through the rare book room. I felt so trusted and responsible.

Librarians are special people.

Anonymous said...

Rare Book Room: No doubt the origin of your current (or currently main?) profession, my dear P o' P.

Indeed, librarians rule.

-BP

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Dear BP (Bad Pete),

Well, it was an influential moment, but the real origin of my book mania was my grandmother's basement. It wasn't really a basement. She lived where it really snowed, and her main entrance was on the second floor. In the summer, one walked up the stairs. So, the "basement" was really on the ground level.

It was full of books. She bought them continuously. She had a weakness for pulp westerns, science fiction, and anything on paper. She never bought new. She was a tag sale/thrift store queen.

Each summer my dad and I would fill boxes and sacks with books and take them home. This is what addicted me to old books. My first treasure from her basement was a math textbook from 1869. So, it's all my grammy's fault.