Sunday, 21 December 2014

When you notice that your library book carries a label that says it's a 'two week lone' ...
Time to start a Campaign for Real Librarians.

9 comments:

Cosy Books said...

Oh dear...this calls for a word with someone at the circulation desk.

Sue said...

It's not just librarians, teachers too seem to getting more and more illiterate judging by the amount of badly spelt letters I get from my daughter's school. We can't all be great spellers but we can all use a dictionary and if we work in a library or an educational establishment then there are no excuses.

mary said...

I'd have thought 'loan' was pretty basic for a librarian, Sue!
Darlene, nearly all of the older librarians, who'd know what you were talking about, have been made redundant.

q said...

I use to picture librarians as one of Pym's 'Excellent Women' ..knowledge, skills, humanity....but have found it lacking in usa for several decades in many states. Thanks for 'lone'...helps to feel like one is not alone noticing these things.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from a new fan, I have checked all your past posts, what a treat. I am also so glad you are still posting for all of us...have best of holidays..know you will!
quinn

mary said...

Thanks, Q. I'm glad you're enjoying it. And happy Christmas to you, too.

Lucille said...

It's a wonder they are still called librarians. Hasn't some bright spark renamed them Information curators yet? Our library has more computers than book shelves in it.

Mary said...

Gack! Is it because Christmas is so close at hand that the real librarians are MIA?! Heavy sigh....

Toffeeapple said...

It is lamentable isn't it? I have a friend who is just over fifty years old; she speaks and writes beautifully but told me that her English teacher at school couldn't spell. I was rather aghast when I heard that.

Cornflower said...

The heart sinks ...