The only thing he knew was that he did not want to get back into the IT industry. '
IT somehow didn't ... Parents walk into our library, they like what we do and they tell their friends, and the friends turn up to become members. It is all word of ...
Author: T G C Prasad
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
Unusual people are ordinary people who strive hard to do extraordinary things. They are sensitive to nuances, look to provide lateral solutions, dare to think out of the box, and often end up changing the rules of the game. T.G.C. Prasad presents the views and experiences of sixty-five individuals, from well-known names like Mike Lawrie, Azim Premji and Mother Teresa to a chef, a masseuse and a service boy, with whom he has had meaningful interactions and who have inspired him. He includes people from a broad professional spectrum; CEOs, doctors, the director general of police, realtors, an attorney, a chartered accountant, a consultant and a sports coach are among those who make his list. Singling out a dominant factor from each person’s story, he outlines the journeys these people undertook and the behaviours they exhibited, and shows how these link up to the results they achieved. Unusual People Do Things Differently is full of pithy everyday management lessons and offers valuable insights to everyone who aspires to grow, manage and lead.
She was one of Dita's assistants on library duty once. She told Dita ... Maybe they
just look at each other and say those pretty words that people in love say to each
other. If Rosenberg ... In Auschwitz, the weirdest things are normal. Would she ...
Author: Antonio Iturbe
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust. Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope. This title has Common Core connections. Godwin Books
And let me tell you something. The weirdest things happen in that library
workroom. As we stood outside the library, Frankie and I glanced at each other. I
could tell from the look in her eye that we were both remembering some of those weird ...
Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Juvenile Fiction
“A treat for reluctant readers,” as two sixth graders discover, when you can travel into books, going around the world is easy (School Library Journal). Middle schoolers Devin and Frankie—short for Francine—have found a unique shortcut to passing English. When their teacher gives them a book to read, they just toss it through the magic metal detector in their school library, which transports them into the world of the novel, allowing them to live the book firsthand and always get an A. The system works great until the librarian hires a repairman to fix what the kids call the “zapper gates.” While trying to distract him, Devin and Frankie drop a book through the detector, and find themselves on a whirlwind tour of the globe in Jules Verne’s classic adventure. In the company of mad explorer Phileas Fogg, Devin and Frankie embark on a round-the-world journey by train, ship, and hot air balloon. But they’ll have to race to beat the clock, or risk getting stuck in the book forever. As with other books in Tony Abbott’s Cracked Classics series, “the message that reading is important and can be fun comes through loud and clear. The short chapters make this an ideal read-aloud and a treat for reluctant readers” (School Library Journal).
Price: $37.85 These song lyrics are bound to make most librarians smile. ... “Jen
she's a librarian” contains lyrics like “sorry but you're just not my type” and “did
you know I had a funny dream and in it I ... “Was There Anything I Could Do,” “
Surfing Magazines,” “Devils Eye,” “Too Much of One Thing,” “People Say,” “The
Author: Kathleen Low
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
What do Casanova, Pope Pius XI, Benjamin Franklin and first lady Laura Bush have in common? At one time, all were members of the librarian profession. While librarians are often stereotyped as quiet, shy ladies who wear their gray hair in a dignified bun, that doesn’t reflect the variety and diversity of today’s library professionals. As of 2004, 159,000 people in the United States held the job of librarian. Although only 18 percent of that number was male, the median age for librarians was a young 47—far from the gray-haired, bun-wearing ladies of our imaginations! From pick-up lines to bumper stickers, this volume takes a light-hearted look at the many facets of the librarian occupation. Beginning with statistics, it enumerates gender divisions, personality types, salaries and educational requirements for various types of librarians including public, academic, school and special librarians. Other topics include specific occupational health risks, job-related recreation and novelty gifts for library professionals. Instances of librarians found in prose, poetry, film and musicals are also discussed.
A Treasury of Anecdotes, Quotes, and Other Happenings Larry A. Parsons. Index
to Subjects and Memorable Phrases / 203 “ People say that life is the thing . . . ” (
Pearsall Smith ) , 68 Perceptions of librarians , 133 , 142 - 45 administrators ' ...
Author: Larry A. Parsons
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Collection of humorous stories, quotes, and anecdotes about the school librarians.
give away your stash of bookmarks, they'll be better used elsewhere, such as
public libraries, festivals and other events. ... To share a little of bookstore staff's
experience, read Jen Campbell's Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops
and its ...
Author: Debbie Young
Publisher: Orna Ross
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
You've self-published a book and you'd like to see it in your local library or bookstore or the review pages of your favourite newspaper. You'd like to speak or read at a literary festival or event. You'd like to enter it for a book award or prize. This Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) guide will tell you how to recognise opportunities, work with publishing partners and open doors, and keep them open, for your own benefit -- and that of all indie authors. This guide is also aimed at those who work in the literary, publishing and books industries: award bodies, book fairs and conferences, libraries, literary festival and event organisers, retailers, reviewers and anyone who acts as a bridge between writer and reader. It gives detailed advice on how to find good self-published books and how they might -- and should -- be included, wherever readers are found. Packed with useful information, and real-life examples from members of The Alliance of Independent Authors, this guidebook is part of a wider campaign that includes a petition, and lobbying within the publishing industry, encouraging it to open up to the self-publishing phenomenon. You can sign the petition at Change.org. change.org/petitions/open-up-to-indie-authors More information at: allianceindependentauthors.org
Hilarious Real Names of Real People from Library Catalogs Eric v.d. Luft. “Did
you just say 'Balint Bakfart'???!!!???” The first thing that ever happened to me the
first time I ever worked in a library was that my supervisor, Richard, told me to sit ...
Author: Eric v.d. Luft
Publisher: Gegensatz Press
What do Ludwig von Baldass, Theodore Rolly Ball, John Cawte Beaglehole, Guido van Deth, Fulvia de Cunto Fadigas, Dingle Foot, Rev. Daniel Parish Kidder, Thomas Strangeways Pigg-Strangeways, Franciscus Petrus Hubertus Prick van Wely, Walter Lytle Pyle, Hendrik Peter Godfried Quack, Lazar Shitnitzky, Elephant Smith, Preserved Smith, Increase Niles Tarbox, and over 2000 others have in common? They are all real names of real people. They are all verified entries in library catalogs. They are all on The Inscribed List.
I think that there are so many things that we are capable of doing that when people say stick to the knitting it reminds me of all the times at work ... We have a
department of special collections, which is certainly unusual for a library of our
Author: Charlotte Georgi
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Experts explore the latest and most successful techniques in library management, offering fresh insights and practical guidelines.
We had all of these weird things . People couldn ' t go in / out of the same libraries and other libraries . ... Suffice it to say that within a couple of years we
had full reciprocity , full open access for everybody for every institution , full
checkout procedure and policies . ... The funny thing about this whole thing was
that somewhere along the line , the instant the presidents of these institutions
decided they ...
taken into account , and it is mere sophistry to say that these things really cost
nothing extra . There is only so much ... I doubt not that lawyers think they look strange ; but when they understand the facts they agree that we are right . Mr .
He was surprised to notice that in America library work seemed , as he put it , as
delicately as possible , not to improve the physical appearance ... Strange to say ,
the girls have shown the most interest and been at the head , and miles ahead ,
of all the young men , even those ... against them , and have reproached me for
doing what they consider a foolish thing , and said that I would afterwards regret it
Author: American Library Association. MeetingPublish On: 1896
Some libraries Miss KELSO . ... Some years ago we put the as she can do in
attending to the library . Then date on the reader's card and put the card in when
she has a few odd moments she writes the book - pocket , and we ... You can
then and they are likely to see the date once in go to your board and say , “ We
do not under a while and be reminded ... as important to draw member to put on
the letter C. Of course mis- people to the library to ask for things as it was takes
will occur .
After they have passed their first examination for admission to the Indian Civil
Service, and given proof that they have received ... And, strange to say, this
feeling exists in England more than in any other country. ... themselves before all things to a study of Sanskrit, have I been told, “What is the use of our studying
Author: American Library Association. General MeetingPublish On: 1897
Then date on the reader's card and put the card in when she has a few odd
moments she writes the book - pocket , and we found that the reader cards . ...
You can then and they are likely to see the date once in go to your board and say
, " We do not under- a while and be reminded ... to draw member to put on the
letter C. Of course mis- people to the library to ask for things as it was takes will
Author: American Library Association. General Meeting
Applying the Public Library Model in Correctional Facility Libraries Sheila Clark,
Erica MacCreaigh ... Know Your Limits Jail is weird , prisons are weird , and if you
're working in these weird worlds , things will get to you from time to time .
Author: Sheila Clark
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Learn how to provide exemplary service to incarcerated individuals in prisons, jails, and youth detention centers.
... the library , but the first impression is of weird characters saying odd things .
We have overheard several young people wondering aloud whether others have
heard the crazy things . Here are two examples : ( a “ beatnik ” voice ) : “ Eeeeyah
Its library was not notable at the time, even among South American countries;
however, the Biblioteca Nacional de Argentina, the country's national library, was
a noteworthy institution. 37 The Necronomicon is the most celebrated mythical ...
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Visiting library conferences where manufacturers exhibit is another way of
learning about furniture. ... Because some contract furniture is manufactured
specifically for the business market, some items may not be built to last as long as
... have an idea for an unusual piece of furniture. ... But there are certain things
you must know in order to make any informed decisions, or to make sure that
whoever is ...
Author: Rolf Erikson
Publisher: American Library Association
Explains how to implement new school library standards and demystify changes resulting from technology, discusses budgeting and special needs of children, and includes ten conceptual plans for actual school libraries.
In the end, the board voted unanimously to keep the book in the libraries, saying
that Palmer had the right to choose his daughter's reading material, but not that of
other children.153 In April 1996, ... "Do we choose things that are so sterile
nobody can object to them? ... Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly. ... "Some of the
sentences and some of the words [in the book] shouldn't be in the fifth grade," she
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.
FROM MIND SHIFT TO PARADIGM SHIFT : MARKETING MANAGEMENT IN
CHINA LIBRARIES Chen Chao J. Pan ... the theory and practice have been far
from going to be a part of organization strategy , saying nothing of acme phase of
“ Marketing Reshape Management ” . ... Twenty years ago , marketing was a strange thing to most Chinese people as a planned economy does not need
Author: Dinesh K. Gupta
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Business & Economics
The marketing of library services is an essential agenda item for almost all kinds of libraries all over the world. In this volume 47 experts from 20 countries address the issue through 40 articles. The bundling of dozens of contributions from a truly international group of librarians, presented in this book, provides a broad spectrum on the topic. This book will thus prove immensely useful, helping both working librarians and future librarians to understand vital issues relating to the marketing of library and information services at the local, national and international level. The book is divided into the following six sections: Marketing concept: a changing perspective; Marketing in libraries around the world; Role of library associations; Education, training and research; Excellence in marketing; Databases and other marketing literature.