Unusual People Do Things Differently

Unusual People Do Things Differently

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

ISBN: 9788184753516

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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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.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Librarian of Auschwitz

The Librarian of Auschwitz

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)

ISBN: 9781627796194

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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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
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

What a Trip

What a Trip

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

ISBN: 9781480486898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 145

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“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).
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Casanova Was a Librarian

Casanova Was a Librarian

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
Clock.

Author: Kathleen Low

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609423

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the School Library

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the School Library

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

ISBN: UOM:39015019426314

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Collection of humorous stories, quotes, and anecdotes about the school librarians.
Categories: Social Science

Opening Up To Indie Authors A Guide for Bookstores Libraries Reviewers Literary Event Organisers and Self Publishing Writers

Opening Up To Indie Authors  A Guide for Bookstores  Libraries  Reviewers  Literary Event Organisers     and Self Publishing Writers

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

ISBN: 9781909888142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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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
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Inscribed List or Why Librarians Are Crazy

The Inscribed List  or  Why Librarians Are Crazy

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

ISBN: 9781933237459

Category: Humor

Page:

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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.
Categories: Humor

Excellence in Library Management

Excellence in Library Management

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
size.

Author: Charlotte Georgi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317951216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 71

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Experts explore the latest and most successful techniques in library management, offering fresh insights and practical guidelines.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Medical Library Association Oral History Committee Interview with Robert M Braude

Medical Library Association Oral History Committee Interview with Robert M  Braude

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 ...

Author: Robert M. Braude

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0105104517

Category:

Page: 342

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Report of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Library Association of the United Kingdom

Report of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Library Association of the United Kingdom

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:

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ISBN: OXFORD:555032848

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Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at

Papers and Proceedings of the     Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at

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 .

Author: American Library Association. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNX33Y

Category: Library science

Page:

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Categories: Library science

The Library Magazine

The Library Magazine

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
Sanskrit?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2892315

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Papers and Proceedings of the General Meeting of the American Library Association Held at

Papers and Proceedings of the     General Meeting of the American Library Association Held at

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
occur .

Author: American Library Association. General Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858034865679

Category: Library science

Page:

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Categories: Library science

Library Services to the Incarcerated

Library Services to the Incarcerated

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

ISBN: 1591582903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 248

Learn how to provide exemplary service to incarcerated individuals in prisons, jails, and youth detention centers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Maryland Libraries

Maryland Libraries

... 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
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011339028

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The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

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

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101157216

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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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.
Categories: Fiction

Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future

Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future

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

ISBN: 0838909450

Category: Education

Page: 117

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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.
Categories: Education

Banned in the U S A

Banned in the U S A

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
said ...

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313311668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Marketing Library and Information Services

Marketing Library and Information Services

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
marketing .

Author: Dinesh K. Gupta

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598117531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

View: 200

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.
Categories: Business & Economics