The Librarian's Book of Lists

After years spent editing American Libraries and the many editions of The Whole Library Handbook, George Eberhart has collected a raft of arcane librariana and amusing trivia for this endlessly browsable volume Equally suitable for the reference shelf and the staff lounge, the dozens of wide ranging lists in this book include 14 ways libraries are good for the country HowAfter years spent editing American Libraries and the many editions of The Whole Library Handbook, George Eberhart has collected a raft of arcane librariana and amusing trivia for this endlessly browsable volume Equally suitable for the reference shelf and the staff lounge, the dozens of wide ranging lists in this book include14 ways libraries are good for the countryHow to say Where is the library in 50 different languages10 intriguing paper defects6 library related birdsongsTop 12 silly reasons to ban a bookThe mixture of serious topics, tongue in cheek items, and outright silliness provides something to please everyone familiar with libraries, making a fun read and a wonderful gift.
The Librarian s Book of Lists After years spent editing American Libraries and the many editions of The Whole Library Handbook George Eberhart has collected a raft of arcane librariana and amusing trivia for this endlessly browsa

  • Title: The Librarian's Book of Lists
  • Author: George M. Eberhart
  • ISBN: 9780838910634
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Librarian's Book of Lists”

    1. This is a book you peruse rather than read. Some of the lists I enjoyed were libraries world-wide, library blogs among others. The lists of books about librarians wasn't as interesting to me--some I've read, some I'm not interested in. It is definitely a book that would be interesting mostly to librarians, I think. Since I have a number of librarian friends here on , here are my favorites from Martha SPARES reasons to be a librarian:1. It's ever-changing and renewing2. Romance -- we meet excitin [...]

    2. Cute, but out of date in places just like anything printed about technology would be in this day and age. The things that are eternal - the historical facts, the opinions, the advice - were spot on though, and amusing in places, informative in others. There were a couple of places where I found the links or apps to actually no longer be in use, but otherwise there were a few good things to try out in here so it was still worth a look!

    3. George Eberhart has collected amusing trivia and arcane librariana over his years editing American Libraries and the many editions of The Whole Library Handbook. This collection is a nice mix of fun and serious topics. It's a fun read for anyone interested in books and libraries.

    4. In the introduction the author speaks of his love of making lists, and I share that enthusiasm. Why didn't I think of compiling something like this? It made for interesting reading, though I think, because of the inclusion of lists of "best" web sites, it could become outdated quickly. There were a few lists, such as "10 Unusual Rare-Book Genres" and "10 Intriguing Paper Defects," that I would have liked to have been accompanied by more pictures. On the whole, however, this book left me wanting [...]

    5. Well, I can thank for this book for introducing me to the term "librariana." Doesn't that roll off the tongue nicely? Overall, it's a cute book. There were a few lists that did not withstand the test of time (for example, references to Google Reader and Google Wave LOL), but there's good info sprinkled through. I definitely found some books I'd like to read (Women Librarians in the American West? Yes, please!) and websites I want to check out if they're still around. Either way, it's an easy, qu [...]

    6. Very fun, especially if you work in a library related field. This guide had some totally random lists, but I enjoyed most of the them (some were a tad boring). My favorite lists were: Martha Spear's Top 10 Reasons to Be a Librarian; Scott Douglas's 10 Reasons to Be (and Not to Be) a Librarian; the ones with librarian in popular culture, and 10 Book Curses. The editor also included quite a few websites, that I just HAD to check out. Well worth reading.

    7. Dear Santa… sooo we’re not even going to discuss what this book has done to my poor wish list. Everything from the historical to the informational to the geeky to the just plain funny. The total geek outs involved in this book definitely gave me the reaction that I am in the right line of work now. I actually read this over quite a bit of time spread out. A fun little volume for really any book geek but especially the librarians in your life and I’ve come to realize we all have them.

    8. I didn't expect this book to be great, but I was hoping to be entertained. No such luck. Very few of the lists were worth reading, and I found myself flipping through page after page merely glancing at the content. Although I didn't have very high expectations to begin with, this book was disappointing.

    9. This book is my life, my soul, my love, and my mind. I love lists, books, and librarians. It's even published through the ALA and printed on archival acid-free paper. Oh, what a book!

    10. Great fun! Not sure which is my favorite: How to ask where the library is in 50 languages or Top 10 library music videos. lol

    11. This is a good book to browse in-between helping patrons on the public desk. You can always make a case for professional development, right?

    12. This is a cute little book full of fun and useful information. I especially appreciated the lists of blogs to follow (though some no longer exist) and tools to make a librarian's life easier.

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