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Librarian tales : funny, strange, and inspiring dispatches from the stacks / William Ottens.

Ottens, William, (author.). ALA Editions (Firm), (sponsoring body.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Coudersport Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coudersport Public Library 027.47 OTT (Text) 30183000951150 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781510762466
  • ISBN: 1510762469
  • ISBN: 9781510755888
  • ISBN: 1510755888
  • Physical Description: xiv, 219 pages : 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published in partnership with ALA Editions."
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Where are the books? -- Where all my problems began -- Tales from... -- Library director tales -- Librarian rants and raves.
Summary, etc.:
"Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly of librarian William Ottens's experience working behind service desks and in the stacks of public libraries, most recently at the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas. In Librarian Tales, published in cooperation with the American Library Association, readers will learn about strange things librarians have found in book drops, weird and obscure reference questions, the stress of tax season, phrases your local librarians never want to hear, stories unique to children's librarians, and more. Ottens uncovers common pet peeves among his colleagues, addresses misguided assumptions and stereotypes, and shares several hilarious stories along the way. This book is must reading for any librarian, or anyone who loves books and libraries, though non-library folks will also laugh and cry (from laughing) while reading this lighthearted analysis of your local community pillar, the library" -- Dust jacket.
Subject: Ottens, William.
Public libraries > United States.
Librarians > United States.
Libraries > United States.
Information science > United States.
Librarians > Employment > United States.
Librarians > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.
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