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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 12:46pm on 06/12/2007

We have a puppy!  Sass is the prisoner on the left, and we'll be able to pick her up this weekend.
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Get out there and read!
  • "And Tango Makes Three" by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, for homosexuality, anti-family, and unsuited to age group;

  • "Gossip Girls" series by Cecily Von Ziegesar for homosexuality, sexual content, drugs, unsuited to age group, and offensive language;

  • "Alice" series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor for sexual content and offensive language;

  • "The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things" by Carolyn Mackler for sexual content, anti-family, offensive language, and unsuited to age group;

  • "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison for sexual content, offensive language, and unsuited to age group;

  • "Scary Stories" series by Alvin Schwartz for occult/Satanism, unsuited to age group, violence, and insensitivity;

  • "Athletic Shorts" by Chris Crutcher for homosexuality and offensive language.

  • "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky for homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, and unsuited to age group

  • "Beloved" by Toni Morrison for offensive language, sexual content, and unsuited to age group;

  • "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier for sexual content, offensive language, and violence.
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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 11:31am on 29/06/2007
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You paid attention during 100% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 10:53am on 18/08/2006
I've gotten this bit of spam twice now: 
I'm not sure I understand how he's going to get me to send my life savings.
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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 08:39am on 30/03/2006
Happy Birthday, [personal profile] libkitty!
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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 12:42pm on 28/10/2005
Online Community Survey
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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 09:11am on 21/10/2005
[ profile] serasempre has updated my LJ look, and made it beautiful!
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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 09:47am on 07/10/2005
This semester one of the students I've been working with is profoundly deaf. He doesn't read lips, and I don't sign, so we communicate by writing notes back and forth. I've been noticing the obvious -- it takes longer to write than to speak an explanation and it's frustrating when I can't stop him in the hallway for a quick exchange of information. Yesterday when I was working with him I also noticed that our communication also suffers some because while I'm writing a long explanation and he's reading over my shoulder, I can't watch his face to read his expression (of understanding or confusion).
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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 09:05am on 29/09/2005
We're posting a Reference Librarian position soon, and this week the boss sent the job description out for our comments. I told her that I thought what she had so far under-emphasized the fact that we're open to the public. We have to keep the peace between our students, who are paying 30K/year in tuition, and the public patrons, some of whom are homeless and some of whom are mentally ill. I thought that anyone applying should have some fair warning that just because we're a Big Name School doesn't mean the job is always Highly Intellectual.

I was thinking about this last night as I worked on the Reference Desk and one of our regular patrons, who is homeless, was having trouble keeping his pants up. He was trying to fix them, becoming aggravated and, every few minutes, letting out a loud curse or two. I kept reminding him that I couldn't allow outbursts like that in the library because it disturbed the other patrons, but I could hardly keep from laughing, and I didn't want to kick him out because he was actually trying to keep his pants on -- as opposed to the patrons we get every once in a while who seemed determined to take theirs off.
Mood:: 'amused' amused


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