The Librarian at Play (2020)

The Librarian at Play The Librarian At Play By Edmund Lester Pearson Many of the earliest books particularly those dating back to the s and before are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republish
  • Title: The Librarian at Play
  • Author: Edmund Lester Pearson
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  • Page: 444
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  • The Librarian At Play, By Edmund Lester Pearson Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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    1. Edmund Lester Pearson was a librarian and author From 1906 to 1920 he wrote a column for a Boston newspaper, which is where these fourteen essays and sketches came from I do hope Project Gutenberg publishes his two other collected library column titles someday because these were hilarious I also would be interested in reading the books he wrote on true crime Supposedly he is most famous for his essay about Lizzie Borden at least that is what Wiki says.But back to The Librarian At Play Usually in [...]

    2. This lovely rare book by Edmund Lester Pearson is a compilation of his writing for a newspaper column called The Librarian printed in the Boston Evening Transcript These specific columns are of a fictional nature that reflect on the nature of librarians and librarianship One of my favorites is the first, called The Interest Gauge In this story a salesman comes to a small public library selling little gauges that can be attached to the back of books to show the interest and attention of the previ [...]

    3. Many of the jokes didn t work for me, but those that did were good enough to salvage a 3 star ranking.Any American librarian or archivist would be all too familiar with the genealogists in hell featured in one of the stories As far as I know, there s no Grand Dames of the Pequot War , though we get plenty of people wanting ancestors for Daughters of the American Revolution chapter The long line for Pocahontas descendants is especially funny, since probably 75% of white Americans claim her as an [...]

    4. From 1911, this book is a very humorous treatment of library life It is a collection of vignettes about librarians and patrons, including the introduction of telephone reference, working at branch library, and tour of Hell where people are grouped by the geneology issues they presented to librarians Also elaborated on were a zoo made up of the actual animals from books, and an armory full of weapons from books.A must read for all librarians.

    5. Librarian humor Poking fun at librarians, book collectors, library patrons, books, writers and collectors of literary artifacts.

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