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The author and artist humorously trace the steps of librarians through the centuries
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Maryellen
Jan 26, 2009 Maryellen rated it it was ok
Silly book filled with cheesy puns and jokes. For library staff who can laugh at themselves.
Terry
Nov 15, 2014 Terry rated it liked it
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Armour's humour seemed a bit forced in this outing. Maybe just dated. Still, one can't help but be intrigued, nearly three decades later with the chapter entitled "Librarians Today and in the Future."
Kristen Northrup
Jun 11, 2009 Kristen Northrup rated it liked it
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Quick, cute read. (Caveat: I'm a librarian.) Heavy on the puns. Mostly British humor/vocabulary, but nothing too obscure. Many of the jokes about modern librarianship ring remarkably true despite being nearly 40 years old. The illustrations were unimpressive, however.
Sara
Apr 06, 2011 Sara marked it as to-read
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I chose this book because it sounds very interesting and possible humerous which is always a bonus. I would be interested to learn about the history of librarians.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
A must-read for librarians!
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Richard Armour, a college professor of English who specialized in Chaucer and the English Romantic poets, was best known as a prolific author of light verse and wacky parodies of academic scholarship. He was a professor of English at Scripps College in Claremont from 1945 to 1966.

Armour was raised in Pomona, California, where his father owned a drugstore. He graduated from Pomona College, where he
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