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Unsolicited Advice: Observations of a Public Librarian

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What is the meaning of life and librarianship? This book attempts to address the 99 percent of our professional lives that is ridiculous. If the 1 percent sublime leaks forth, well, no ones perfect!
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by McFarland & Company
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May 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
Every once in a while weeding can begin to feel like the chore that it is. Like when it's extremely hot. And when you have inherited the collection of an old-fashioned, Luddite librarian who believed that your small library branch should serve the function of an archival branch (or maybe she didn't really believe that but she Did Not believe in weeding, this i know.)
(once when i was out bar-hopping with roommates and one of them was wondering what librarians did (with all their copious free time
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Big fan of his column back in the day. THEN I discovered his books! I would think anyone who has worked in the library for a long while will relate to much of what he writes and get a good, hearty belly laugh at his observations! He writes bout the stuff we talk about (and likely think!). Too good!
I've noticed more library folks are publishing their experiences for us to read and have read a few, as well. Can't go wrong with any of them! I should write my own. You know no outsider would ever bel
Will Manley is awesome! This is actually the fourth book I have ready by him and I think I am in love. Manley, a library administrator/commentator uses this book to comment on the issues and situations that arise in the library work world. It is formatted like a series of Dear Will letters, asking for Mr. Manley's advice on a variety of issues from un-culinary coworkers to creative interview questions. This series is humorous in its authenticity and I recommend it to anyone (not just us lowly li ...more
Jun 15, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: masochists
Shelves: abandoned
I couldn't finish more than 5 pages of this atrocity. Run away!! ...more
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked it, especially the Dear Will parts. However, the replies weren't nearly as humorous to me...
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