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The Librarian
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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How on earth did nebbish university librarian David Goldberg end up on Virginia's Ten Most Wanted Criminals list for bestiality? And how did he get ensnared in a vast right-wing conspiracy to steal the presidency? It all begins so innocently when Goldberg starts moonlighting for eccentric, conservative billionaire Alan Carston Stowe as an archivist. But Goldberg's appointment worries a cabal of ruthless right-wingersostensibly allies of Stowe, whose money lubricates their zany scary conspiracieswith very close ties to the White House. They fear that Goldberg will find something in Stowe's records that will compromise the dirty tricks involved in re-electing Augustus Winthrop Scott, the dim scion of a powerful Republican political family, for a second term. As the presidential election heads into its final stretch, the hunt is on to remove Goldberg from his positionby any means necessary. The acclaimed, Edgar-winning mystery writer Larry Beinhart returns with this timely novel. In the tradition of Carl Hiassen, Elmore Leonard, and Joe Klein, The Librarian is a frenetic, scary and hilarious thriller that goes deep into the dark heart of election year politics.
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Spending Saturday learning to be a librarian at the University of North Texas in Denton! #librariansoflitsy

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Mandigolightly
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Bookjunkie57 😂🤣😂🤣 4mo
Smrloomis 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
TheSpineView That's good! 4mo
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GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 4mo
julesG 😂😂😂😂 4mo
umbrellagirl Yes, of course! 🤣🤣 4mo
sprainedbrain This would be me... if I went to parties. 😂 4mo
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BookNAround
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Although I don‘t use the library anymore (don‘t throw stones, I have reasons I‘ll list in the comments), I will never forget my childhood librarian, Miss Zigger. I was even invited to her wedding.

Picture compliments of Pickford Community Library in Pickford,MI

BookNAround Reason #1 Libraries have this irrational interest in having their books returned. 5mo
BookNAround Reason #2 Libraries want me to read a book when it‘s available rather than when the mood strikes me 4 years later. 5mo
BookNAround Reason #3 Working in the industry means I often get books long before the library. 5mo
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BookNAround Reason #4 In theory I‘m reading from my own out of control library and don‘t need another source of temptation. 5mo
BookNAround Reason #5 The last time I checked a book out, it was on the boat I sank so I very shamefacedly had to fess up to ruining their lovely, new book and pay for it. Library bound copies are more expensive than regular books so I would have come out ahead by not borrowing it. They would have come out ahead too by not having boneheaded me flood their book. 5mo
BookNAround Reason #6 If I lost a library book in this house, I‘d never find it again. And given the book state of my house, I lose books with shocking regularity. (See above on cost of library books.) 5mo
Clwojick 😂😆 5mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻😂😂 5mo
Birdsong28 I get what you mean as especially point number 2 as I don't always feel in the mood to read a certain book but if I do go into my library I feel I have to get it and read it. Also I have recently 'returned' to my library as it is slightly out of the way in my town so it's harder to just 'pop in' but I do prefer to buy as I can read it in my own time. I also echo your sentiment. Also I definitely get point number 4 lol!!! 5mo
CarolynM Your reasons 1 and 2 are the reasons I only use the library as a last resort. Reasons 4 and 6 also relevant to me😂 5mo
TheSpineView 🤣 5mo
Geeklet I love libraries and I think they‘re a wonderful resource. I‘m also incredibly lazy and it‘s way easier for me to buy a book than drive across town. Like, an unbelievable level of lazy. It‘s all the way over there and I‘m here. 5mo
Melissa_J I use the library, it just happens to be located in my home 😂 5mo
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Ddzmini
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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At my library we have stacks 😝📚📚📚📖😋

rretzler Wow! What happens if someone wants to checkout that book on the very bottom? 😝 6mo
VanChocStrawberry Love this!! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Book Jenga! 6mo
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Crazeedi Wow! That looks kinda dangerous! What happens when a book is pulled out??? 6mo
398.2 This is so cool! 6mo
kspenmoll Amazing!!! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Great job! Will it topple easily? Kinda dangerous. 6mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! Looks like a Jenga puzzle. 😁 6mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 6mo
Ddzmini @rretzler 🤣🤣🤣 they would have to look in the stacks @VanChocStrawberry 🙏 @CouronneDhiver you could pull anyone of them but it wouldn‘t fall 🤣🤣🤣 @Crazeedi no there wrapped around a column and the books are interspersed 😋📖 @398.2 , @kspenmoll, @erzascarletbookgasm , @UwannaPublishme, and @DivineDiana thank you 😊 5mo
rretzler That gives me ideas! I‘m not sure my husband will appreciate the large stack of books that I‘m now considering making in our home. 😜 5mo
Ddzmini @rretzler 🤣🤣🤣📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 5mo
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Librarybelle
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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I‘m so incredibly busy and have fallen behind on photo challenges, but I saw @Gnora ‘s post about #Library30 this month, and it‘s kinda an obligation to do! Next week marks National Library Week in the US, so this is such an appropriate time for the challenge.

Here‘s an image of my location, in Gettysburg, PA. That‘s President Lincoln our front, and we have connections to President Eisenhower in the building. #YourLibrary #librariansoflitsy

Lauram Beautiful! 6mo
Crazeedi ❣❣❣ 6mo
Judybskt I went to Gettysburg College for 3 semesters. Is this the library in town? 6mo
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DivineDiana Such an inspiring and beautiful entry! ❤️ 6mo
ferskner So pretty! 5mo
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SkeletonKey
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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From certainly angles, our library is quite pretty.

Gratuitous post about getting a promotion at work finally. Library Services Technician, ftw! I needed some good news.

#litsyloveslibraries #librarylife #thepublic

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉🙌🏻🎊🥳 6mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 6mo
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 6mo
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Tanisha_A Wow! Looks great. And congratulations! ☺️ 6mo
TK421 Great news!!🎉 6mo
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Chelleo
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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1. Not counting my workdays?😜 Maybe once every other week

2. 8 (I changed this answer 3 times as I was mentally tallying 😂)

3. Formats: Print and ebook, Genre: anthology, cookbook, graphic novel, nonfiction and fiction

4. I plead the 5th

5. 5

6. If Beale Street Could Talk and Crazy Rich Asians 2 & 3

#LibraryLove

monalyisha lol totally thought about pleading the 5th. 7mo
Chelleo @monalyisha librarians (at least me and the ones I know personally) are awful about overdue books! But I consider it job security 😂🤣😂 (edited) 7mo
KathyWheeler @Chelleo I am terrible at returning books! I want to blame on the fact that the library where I work doesn‘t charge us fines, but, truthfully, I have always been bad at it. 7mo
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AmberWB
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Probably one of my favorite bday presents. 😊

rather_be_reading thats amazing! 7mo
JoScho How awesome!!! 7mo
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olivia.ferz
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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To all the librarians here in Litsy! 💕

Pic from @awesomelibrarians (instagram)

Slajaunie 💚💚💚 8mo
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SiriuslyWeasley @Trashcanman 💜💜💜 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 8mo
GripLitGrl 🤗💗🤗 8mo
TiredLibrarian @Trashcanman 📚😊❤👍🏻 8mo
Tkgbjenn1 Great Quote 8mo
Jaimelire True! 8mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Be still my heart! I feel like I was swapped with a celebrity! Looking at you @TheLibrarian 😘😘😘
I am overwhelmed by your generosity!! I love everything. It's absolutely perfect. High five! Chest bump! Warm hug! I love you! Too much?? 🤣😍

My husband is in love with the ornament. We're both big readers but never thought of a book ornament lol.
Thank you thank you thank you!!

#stuffedstockingswap #sss #mystockingrunnethover @Avanders

squirrelbrain Gorgeous package! I just read Britt-Marie was here and loved it! 9mo
tracey38 Love the book ornament! 9mo
TheLibrarian Hooray!!! I‘m so happy you love everything! ❤️ I wanted to get you an ornament and saw that one and thought it‘d be perfect! You‘ll have to let me know how you like the books. Fredrick Backman is one of my favorites but I have yet to read the one I got you. 🤗 9mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity @TheLibrarian it is just perfect!! I couldn't have had a better swapper 😁 I've never read Frederick Backman but I've always meant to. I heard wonderful things about this one so I can't wait to start! Everyone I know is reading Year One too. Now I can know what the heck they're all taking about! 9mo
MaGoose Love the ornament. 9mo
WhatThePuck @TheLibrarian I love the ornament too. She sent me a picture of it earlier and it's so cute! 9mo
WolfGirl16 Enjoy Year One! 9mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WolfGirl16 I'm pretty excited to read it! 9mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WolfGirl16 and I'm excited to see your face Saturday!! 9mo
WolfGirl16 Me too! 9mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ 9mo
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ReadingDownUnder
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Littens, I‘m a Librarian! My town was hiring relief staff (casual) and I got the job. So, I got a Master‘s in Library Science about 15 years ago but have never worked in a library. Until now!! 🤓📚
#librariansoflitsy #librarylove #litsyloveslibraries

LapReader Lucky duck 10mo
ReadingDownUnder @LapReader Not tons of hours but I‘m excited to be there. I just read the blurb for this book!! Oops!! But others have used it. 🤭 10mo
CarolynM Congratulations. Hope you enjoy it. 10mo
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BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 10mo
amsu311 Congratulations...🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Marilyncjackson Congratulations! 10mo
LuckyDuck That‘s fabulous news! Well done! 10mo
zsuzsanna_reads Congratulations! I hope you'll settle into you it new role super quickly. 10mo
tonyahoswalt Congratulations! Welcome to the world! 10mo
Mollyanna Congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Branwen What wonderful news! 😀🎉🎊👏 Congratulations! 10mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Awesome news! All the best in your new role. 10mo
CaitZ Congratulations! 10mo
TheLorax See you at the library! Very exciting new job, congratulations! 10mo
BridgetteM That is awesome! Congratulations! 10mo
ReadingDownUnder @TheLorax Need any books delivered? I‘m heading there soon! 10mo
LuckyDuck @TheLorax Hello Nat! Fancy meeting you on here! That‘s now 3 from our town! (edited) 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 9mo
Nute Nice! 9mo
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jpmcwisemorgan
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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This was attributed to Gaiman. I didn‘t dig too deep because I like it. 😀

#librarian #Quotsy #QuotsyNov18 #LitsyQuoteChallenge

LibrarianRyan I need this on a plaque in my office. 10mo
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EadieB
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BookaholicNatty I love this!!! ❤️❤️ 10mo
Caroline2 I want to add a ‘yet‘ at the end!! 😆 10mo
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TheLibrarian
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Tamra Bah! 11mo
rubyslippersreads 😂🦖😂 11mo
Slajaunie 😂😂😂 11mo
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CrowCAH Haha 🤣 that‘s a good one!!! 11mo
Kimzey 😅 11mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 11mo
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PatriciaU
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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For the #LibrariansOfLitsy - Come and work in New York with me! New York is looking for our next State Librarian. Could it be you? http://www.nysed.gov/hr/employment/state-librarian-1535049431

DivineDiana Is that a Library?!? 12mo
PatriciaU Yes. It‘s the New York State Library at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. 12mo
AiBBot I want to walk around that sculpture!!!! 12mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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I‘ve been accepted into the University of North Texas for a master‘s in library science!! I‘m going to have my dream job!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Chocamanda Congratulations! 🍾🎉 13mo
mhillis Congrats!! 13mo
DGRachel Woo hoo! Congrats!🎉🎉🎉 13mo
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LeahBergen Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 13mo
KathyWheeler Congratulations! 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
Branwen Congratulations! Such great news! 😀🎉 13mo
Aims42 Congrats!!!!!!! 13mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👍🏻🎉 13mo
Betty Hoorah! Do you start this semester while teaching? Or when? 13mo
merelybookish Congrats!! Very exciting! 13mo
zzz 💯👏🎊 13mo
readordierachel Awesome!! Congratulations! 🎉🎉 13mo
Christine Yay, congrats!! 🎉 13mo
Alfoster Woohoo! Yay you!👏👏👏😍😍😍 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hoooray!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 13mo
irre Congratulations! 13mo
RadicalReader @CindyMyLifeIsLit never heard of library science but I like the sound of it 13mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊🎊🎉🎉 13mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!!🎉 13mo
Texreader Congratulations!! 🎊🎈 so fantastic 13mo
sallymerza Congratulations! 13mo
Jas16 Congratulations!🎉🙌🏽🍾 13mo
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 13mo
Kalalalatja Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
Simona Congratulations 🥂👏👏👏 13mo
Reggie Yayyyy!!!!!! 13mo
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 13mo
youneverarrived Congratulations! 🎉🎉 13mo
Sarah83 Congrats 👍 13mo
Blaire Congrats!!!🎈🎊🎉 13mo
DaveGreen7777 That‘s awesome! Congratulations! 😀🎉🎈 13mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Thanks so much, everyone!! There are too many people to tag, but I appreciate it! ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Betty Yes, I‘m starting this semester while I‘m teaching, but I‘m only taking one class to start off. I don‘t want to screw up by biting off more than I can chew! 13mo
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TheQuietQuill
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Can I just say how proud I am of my local small town library!?! We‘ve never had serious librarians before, and only ever had old, outdated books. They rarely ever got new material, and the library suffered for it. We got a new librarian about a year ago and she is making MAJOR changes! She now gets all new, best selling books and is doing a library makeover! So proud of my small town library!

julesG Do tell them! 13mo
4thhouseontheleft That‘s fantastic! 13mo
sprainedbrain I so wish mine would do that! 13mo
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KristinaRay That seriously brought tears to my eyes! That is awesome! 13mo
Nute That news makes my heart very happy! 😊 13mo
LiteraryinLititz That‘s wonderful! 13mo
WellReadCatLady Yay for librarians! 13mo
TheQuietQuill It‘s such an incredible feeling to know that our library is going to do so well again! There was a point in time where they were going to stop funding because it was doing so bad. To know we finally have a woman who has dedication to this library is just so inspiring and amazing ❤️ @WellReadCatLady @LiteraryinLititz @Nute @KristinaRay @sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft @julesG 13mo
tracey38 That's amazing! So happy to hear. 13mo
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Joanne1
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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First day of my new career here. Not a bad workplace hey?

ReadingEnvy That is so beautiful! May we know where? 1y
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Joanne1 @ReadingEnvy it the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre in Victoria, Australia. 1y
ReadingEnvy Stunning! Congrats! 1y
LeeRHarry Looks like I need to head down the freeway and check this out someday 😊 1y
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MelissaSue81
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Most of my coworkers aren‘t cat lovers. I guess I‘m just a walking stereotype.

Johanna414 Cat loving librarian here! 1y
LaraReads Haha! I love it! 1y
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TheFunkyBookworm
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Help and advice needed! I‘m currently an 8th grade reading teacher- early 30s and 11 years in. I love my job but burn out is real and I just don‘t know if I have 20+ more years in me! I‘ve been noodling around the idea of a masters in Library Science, this way I have the option of staying in the public school system or branching out to work in a public library. Pros? Cons? $17k for a masters is giving me some pause...I‘d appreciate any insight!

Chelsea.Poole My MLIS wasn‘t that much. It was over 5 years ago and I don‘t know exactly how much, but $17k seems pretty high. Can you look into other programs? My program was all online. I don‘t regret it for a minute! Hope you go for it! ♥️ 1y
AmberWB This is exactly what I am doing- starting in the fall, it is a Co-Hort program through my school system. I‘m excited! (Although my program isn‘t $17,000...) 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @Chelsea.Poole thanks for your response! I was looking into USF bc it‘s close by, but maybe I need to expand my search. I‘d prefer a program that is a mix of both online and in person, but not sure how feasible that is while working full time! Do you work in a school or library- or something else? 1y
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TheFunkyBookworm @AmberWB oh I‘m so jealous that your school system offers that! Your district must have a need for media specialists...Im glad I‘m not the only one who thinks $17k is high... I‘ve mentioned it to others and they thought it was a decent price! 1y
LitsyOwl I‘ve been looking in to MLIS as well. All online because I already have a career. I just want this for my next career 📚🦉 1y
LibrarianRyan $17,000 isn't that much. uIUC GLIS program is $35-40,000. But a more important question. Where do you live. Small town, big city? There are many differences. If you live in a smaller community you may not need the degree. Libraries love to hire teachers for the kids dept. plus you get the best of both worlds. I would go ask your dream job what their requirements may be. 1y
TiredLibrarian @TheFunkyBookworm $17K is about what I spent at a state uni 25 years ago, so it sounds low to me. @LibrarianRyan is right about the requirements in your area & state. In NYS you have to have one for a school lib; may be hired without one at a public lib but will probably make less. 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @LibrarianRyan @TiredLibrarian thanks for your input! I did a lot of research tonight into other programs and it seems like $17k is pretty reasonable after all! Lol I‘d def need the degree to work as a school librarian and to make a decent living working in a public library! 📚 1y
Biensoul Hi! Former high school English teacher-turned-public librarian here! So, different public library systems have introductory positions. In Maryland, we have a program where you can get certified as a public librarian without an MLS (my Master‘s is in Education) to work as a full-time librarian. If I want to become an assistant branch manager, I‘d have to finish my degree, but take a look around you! Good luck 💜 1y
Chelsea.Poole I work in a public library in a small town. I worked full time and was able to complete my degree totally online..it wouldn‘t have been possible otherwise. Also, my undergrad is in education as well. I agree with others, it depends on where you‘re located as far as what you‘ll need. In my library, only 2 of 23 have MLIS degrees. I would say if you‘re aiming for an administrative position, it would be necessary. 1y
emtobiasz Public children‘s librarian here. Where I live (western PA) it‘s a pretty competitive market, so a degree is definitely a prerequisite for a full-time job in school or public libraries. $17k unfortunately is about as good as you may find for a program... but a) it‘s only worth it if your program is ALA accredited, and b) definitely stuck with the part time/online-while-working option. Related experience beats the degree in this case. 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @Biensoul @Chelsea.Poole @emtobiasz Thank you all for weighing in! You guys gave me a lot of good food for thought! Thanks! 💜📚 1y
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rustoryhuf
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This month marks a milestone. 40 years ago I got a summer job at the public library. My job was typing card catalog cards and working the front desk. 13 years later, I left to get my Masters in Library Science. I‘ve worked in regional, school, special, and since 1995, academic libraries. I never dreamed the little girl that ran a library of Scholastic books in her parents dining room would find her bliss as a librarian. #LitsyLovesLibraries

Cinfhen Congrats on your awesome anniversary 1y
LiteraryinLititz What a great story! 1y
Jerdencon Congrats on the milestone! 🎉 1y
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saresmoore What a wonderful story! 1y
Kappadeemom I just love this! Libraries hold so many good memories for me. My childhood library is finally being moved and I think I‘ll miss the smell the most ❤️❤️ 1y
Dragon Congratulations 🎉 1y
rustoryhuf @Cinfhen @LiteraryinLititz @Jerdencon @saresmoore @Kappadeemom @Dragon Thanks y‘all. I do love my job and have been so blessed to call “Librarian” a profession. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Great story 1y
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Aloisi_tribe
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Woohoo! I got a call today that I‘ve been hired for a job at my local library! I‘m so excited!

AmyG Congrats🎉 1y
TheBookKeepers Congrats! I've always been curious to what it's like working at a library!! Keep us posted on how it all goes!! Best of wishes! 1y
ofthatilk Amazing news! 1y
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Jess7 Yay! Congrats! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! That‘s fantastic! 1y
ofclumsywords That‘s amazing! Huge congrats! 1y
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 1y
LibrarianJen Awesome! Congratulations 🎉 1y
mabell Congrats! 🎉🎉 1y
Kaye Best of both worlds. Working with books. Earning a paycheck. 1y
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ReadingSusan
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Happy #nationallibraryweek to my fellow #litsylibririans! I am sporting my favorite library shirt during our library open house! Librarians do so much more than just help you find books. Libraries are a very valuable asset and resource for communities!

Sophoclessweetheart This is so cute. Hah. 1y
TheNextBook And all I want is for out of print tees to give Ron his credit where it‘s due because it was his line and no one ever gives him the credit! #ronismorethanasidekick 😂 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I have that tee shirt! I just love it! 1y
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Zelma @TheNextBook I think I would have to break down and buy that shirt if they change the credit to Ron. 👏😆 1y
TheNextBook @Zelma me too!!!! In a heartbeat! 1y
ReadingSusan @TheNextBook @zelma it has never bothered me because I just think about all the times white men have take credit for something a woman has done or said 🤣 1y
lovelyn I want that shirt. 1y
ReadingSusan @lovelyn I think I got it from @outofprint! 1y
Christyco125 I have that one too. My daughter has one as well. It was a Mother‘s Day present last year. 1y
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Samplergal
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Just wondering...mine are all e-books.

Notafraidofwords There‘s a library that‘s like 45 minutes away from my house and once in a while they have them. I stock up on them when I go. 1y
Well-ReadNeck Usually either giveaways (LibraryThing, Goodreads, other bookish sites) or from connections (local library acquisition office; booksellers; folks in book industry) 1y
tonyahoswalt I'm a librarian working in cataloging and acquisitions, and I am the person in my department that oversees the ARCs that come in from vendors. I get so excited about them! 1y
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Redwritinghood I‘ve won some on GoodReads and LitHub. 1y
APLitlife What is an ARC? 1y
C.Perone I‘ve won some giveaways on Goodreads 1y
CSeydel @APLitlife Advance Review Copy (edited) 1y
AshleyHoss820 @APLitlife Advance Reading Copy. Authors/Publishers send them out before they‘re published to get early reviews/buzz about their book. I used to get them when I worked at Waldenbooks (Which was bought by Borders, who then went bankrupt...) 😊 1y
AshleyHoss820 @Samplergal You could try contacting the publishers directly. Just look on their websites for contacting their publicity department. 😊 1y
LizzieChantree It's possible to win the on giveaways or publishers might send them to regular readers, the media or fans of certain authors. 1y
Samplergal @tonyahoswalt I guess you do! I have a great place I get e books but I‘m old school and love the book. 1y
Karkar I have won some on here and Goodreads 1y
mrozzz With some luck, Goodreads, BookCon, or used bookstores 1y
PaperbackPirate LibraryThing 💙📚 1y
SilversReviews Mostly from publishers. I just won one from LibraryThing...Boardwalk Summer. 1y
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MrsGreen
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Who are my other #schoollibrarians here on Litsy?
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Photo from a fellow librarian on Instagram!

Johanna414 Of course this would fall during my maternity leave! 1y
MrsGreen @Johanna414 LOL of course! 1y
Peddler410 Me! Hope your day was fun! 1y
rustoryhuf School librarians are the best! 1y
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rustoryhuf
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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1. Read, Drink Coffee, Knit, Sleep. Repeat. I‘m a wild one, for sure.
2. I used to be 5‘. Now, not so much.
3. 10 1/2 years
4. Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
5. Selfie with my favorite daughter and #Litten, @lizzlehuff

#fryyayintro
@jesshowbooks

JoScho Y‘all are so stinking‘ cute! ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth You guys are so cute! 2y
rustoryhuf Thanks y‘all. I think we‘re pretty cute too, plus she‘s my best bud. 2y
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The.Intentional.Reader
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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I need this action figure!

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MelissaSue81
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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First day as a Librarian was today!

mdhughes72 Where? 2y
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Birdsong28
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
Dulcinella 😃😃😂 2y
JaclynW @Krisjericho We need to find one that looks like you!! You would totally rock that cape! 2y
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melbeautyandbooks
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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I saw this on FB and I had to share. We have so many lovely librarians on Litsy.

https://www.facebook.com/Goodreads/posts/10156113694687028

LibrarianJen I haven‘t seen this one, but I do own a Lego librarian mini figure 😊 2y
melbeautyandbooks @LibrarianJen- A Lego librarian sounds great! 😊 2y
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ReadingSusan
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Back to work today 😭 I am spending the last ten minutes of the work day looking for any books I want to check out even though my TBR is sooooo long after Christmas.

melissanorr I just recommended that VE Schwab trilogy to someone looking for science fiction. 2y
ReadingSusan @melissanorr yes I love that trilogy! It‘s sooo good! 2y
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MarticaMustRead
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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?????☕? #MugsTeesTotesSwag #RiotGrams #LibrarianLife #LibrarianSwag

My librarian mug reads:

"Proud to be a public serving, friendly, book stamping, softly spoken, helpful, well read librarian." ?
That I am.?

My other librarian swag includes my card catalog coasters & my "Super Librarian" tee!??

Chelleo I have that same mug (2 actually and one matching coaster) 2y
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MrBook
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Saying good-bye to one of our Branch Managers *wipes tear*. Friends don't stick around long enough 😕. She's getting lots of books to take with her. 👍🏻👍🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries

Mommamanzi ❤📚 2y
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Lmstraubie
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Puredragonstar Love the shirt!!! 😆 2y
writerlibrarian Rightous shirt. 😍 2y
Emory Awesome shirt! 2y
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britt_brooke Love it!! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin You have the best t-shirts. Love it!😉 2y
sprainedbrain Love it!! 2y
Peddler410 Where can I get that shirt!? 2y
Lmstraubie @Peddler410 I think I got it from Awesome Librarians. They have so many good ones!! 2y
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MyBookSwapClub
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Pickpick

Currently reading, 'MAD Librarian' for our #SummerReads #SeptemberSuspense PS: I can't find the book in @Litsy how can I add one? #HELP

Megabooks Shake and choose "make a suggestion" and ask them to add. It doesn't happen instantly though. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I want the know more about this book! 2y
MyBookSwapClub @Booksandcooks thank you! Done that :) 2y
monkeygirlsmama I have this one on my stack from NetGalley and can't wait to start it. 2y
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RaimeyGallant
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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LibrarianJen Yay! Thanks for the librarian love! 2y
quirkyreader Don't forget about @MrBook 2y
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LibrarianJen @Lacythebookworm is also a librarian 😘 2y
MrBook @LibrarianJen is THE best! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 2y
MrBook @NHLibrarian may know of more! 2y
Lacythebookworm Aww, thanks @LibrarianJen 😉 2y
Librariana I'm number 14 on the list and my birthday is on the 14th of this month!! 😄 Hooray to coincidences and more importantly, to being a librarian! 🎉🎉🎉 Thank you so much for thinking of us, @RaimeyGallant! You rock!! 2y
Peddler410 I'm a librarian--Middle school. 2y
Aleida Librarian here! 2y
NHLibrarian @MrBook @RaimeyGallant I believe @monalyisha works in a library 😀📚 2y
Thndrstd Me too 2y
MrBook Now that I have a moment (library's suuuuper busy today!), I see 2 out of 4 more librarians I was going to recommend have been tagged 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻: @Peddler410 and @Lacythebookworm , along with @LibrarianJen , are among the fantastic #LitsyGoesPostalOG Family 😎👍🏻. And there's @MarticaMustRead annnd, I think, @BethwithBooks . 2y
MarticaMustRead Thanks @MrBook !😉 2y
MarticaMustRead Thank you eryone !!!🤗🤓👍 2y
monalyisha Neat! Thanks @NHLibrarian & @RaimeyGallant.😊 (edited) 2y
Librarybelle Thanks for the librarian love, @RaimeyGallant ! I am a public librarian. 2y
RaimeyGallant @Librarybelle I think we were commenting on one another's posts at the same time. :) 2y
KathyWheeler Yay for library love! I'm an academic librarian. 😊 2y
BethwithBooks @RaimeyGallant this is amazing! Thank you!!! 2y
MrBook The amazing @Caffienequeen is also a librarian!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
RaimeyGallant @TheLibrarian Today's book is your username. [insert spooky music] 2y
guinsgirlreads @MrBook thank you!👋🏻 2y
rebecca_lib Elementary librarian here! Thanks for rounding up so many folks to follow! 2y
guinsgirlreads Thank you all! You're great!! 👊🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
juliannebenford I'm catching up on these challenges, I love this idea 😊 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Library book sale! I'll post the haul in bit. The Man Cub and I needed sustenance after shopping.

MeganAnnabell 😍 that looks so exciting!!! 2y
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MrBook
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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#TBRtemptation post 4! In the tradition of Carl Hiassen, Elmore Leonard, & Joe Klein. University librarian David Goldberg begins moonlighting for eccentric billionaire Alan Stowe as an archivist. His appointment worries a right-wing cabal with close White House ties, for they think he'll find their dirty tricks in getting a dim Republican Augustus Scott re-elected. As the presidential election heads toward its end... #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Blaire
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Here is one of the shelves in our living room. Our house has tons of built-ins! #sundayshelfie #backtoreading (need to hide that cord...grrr).

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MrBook
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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This is Sue! She's the head of one of our library's branches, runs #TheOmnivorousBookClub, and got me my job at this library shindig 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. To her I owe my current position. She wears a different stylish hat everyday 😎👌🏻. #LitsyLovesLibraries

Wife 👒Beautiful! 2y
mcipher Love the hat!! 2y
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DivineDiana Sue obviously has a lot of flair! 2y
mom2bugnbee How many hats does Sue own? That one matches her blouse perfectly! 💁 2y
Texreader Yay for Sue!!! Is she on Litsy yet? 2y
MrBook @mom2bugnbee A lot 😆! @Texreader Nooo. @BookBabe and I have talked to her about it, but she isn't much into social media stuff. 😕 2y
BookBabe 😊👍🏻 2y
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MrBook
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On our way to the #PhillyMeetUp and stopped at a light, I look to my left, and it's the Philadelphia Free Library 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Any resident of Pennsylvania can get a card and do online borrowing from here 😎👌🏻. #LitsyLovesLibraries

LittleWonder Even though I'm a few hours hours away, I support that library with all of my literary heart! Have a great time! 2y
Cathythoughts Enjoy 👏 2y
Texreader Gorgeous!! 2y
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Jinjer Aren't all libraries free?🤔 2y
Hooked_on_books @Jinjer No, they aren't. If you don't live in the area of that library's tax base which pays for the library, you usually have to pay to be a member. I happily pay to be a part of my library (I'm able to and live outside the town boundaries). 2y
ruskigurl16 I was just there on Wednesday. I am so glad you are enjoying Philly @MrBook and @BookBabe. I am sorry to have missed the meet up, and hope you had fun. 2y
Jinjer @Hooked_on_books I did not know that! 😳 2y
MrBook @Hooked_on_books @Jinjer I didn't know that either! Whoops! Hmmm 🤔 2y
ValerieAndBooks I keep meaning to join up. Thanks for the reminder! 2y
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JazzFeathers
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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#SizzlinSummerBooks

Presentation of a book at my town's #Library
Tomorrow night l'll go to another 😆

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ashlinisme
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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1. Fruit for sustenance, chocolate for comfort.
2. Colored/sprayed. Deckled edges are hard to turn IMO.
3. Stand alone, but multiples by the same author.
4. Wonderland.
5. Librarian. #livingthedream
#bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja 👍👍 good answers! 2y
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ReadingSusan
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Librarians of Litsy! I just started working at a library a few months ago as the adult programmer. Now that I am settling in I am looking for resources to help me in my job. I am looking for books, websites, online forums and Facebook groups that could help me in adult programming. Thanks so much!! #librariansoflitsy

Librarybelle If you are organizing any book discussions, I've found a lot of helpful questions and background information on books on the website LitLovers. 2y
Cortg I don't do a lot of adult programming but ALA's The Programming Librarian as a lot of great ideas. You can sign up for emails as well. Programminglibrarian.org 2y
Samary I will be eventually!! 2y
ReadingSusan @Cortg thank you! 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Littens, last week I turned that part time librarian job because of the schedule and needing full time work or two part times. This morning, I received an email that they have offered me that position with different hours so I can still temp and work in the library system! Now, to become full time!! I am beyond excited!!!!

DGRachel Congrats!!! See! We told you something better was just around the corner!! 💖💖💖💖🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 congratulations!!! 🍾🍾🥂 2y
LeahBergen Yay!!!! Congratulations! 🎉🎉 2y
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BookishBeth Wahoo!! This is great news!! 2y
saresmoore Oh, that's fantastic news! 2y
LiteraryinLititz Great news!!! 2y
megt Awesome news!!! 2y
Zelma Congratulations!!! 👏🎉👏 2y
LauraBrook Wow, that's excellent! Congratulations! 2y
LectricSheep Hooray! 🎉 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo!! That's awesome 😊😊😊 2y
scripturient Congratulations!!!! 🍾🎉🎈🎊 2y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2y
LeanneAslin Congrats, glad to hear it worked out for you! X 2y
JessClark78 Congratulations!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yaaaaayyyyy!! 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚 2y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉🎂 2y
Dragon Congratulations 🎉 2y
Simona Congratulations❣️👏👏👏🍾🍾🍾 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
Bookworm83 Yay!!! Congratulations!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 2y
MrBook WOOHOO!!!! That's what I like to hear 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻!!! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @MrBook Thank you especially since I gave up my library job when I moved to NC. I am back home! @RaimeyGallant Thank you.😃 2y
tpixie Yippee!! I'm so excited for you!! Congrats!!! They are so smart and lucky to hire you!!! (edited) 2y
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Kshakal
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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I love my school's library... It so comfortable and cozy and fosters such a learning atmosphere!

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Sarah83
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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Just saw this at Facebook 😍

Notafraidofwords I loved my childhood librarian. He was very advanced in age, but oh so sharp. He was the greatest. 2y
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MrBook
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Quiet day at the library today. So your dose of library #bookporn is a little scant today, sorry about that. BUT, today's National Library Workers Day!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Where's all of my fellow librarians? Librarians in the hoooouuuse!!!! #LitsyLoveLibraries

Jessicav Pick me! But I'm on vacation this week. 🤓 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 It's almost like all of NJ is on spring break- it's so quiet in these parts too! 2y
EchoLogical 🙋 2y
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ferskner Hi! 2y
EmilyChristine Hello! 2y
jessicarenee 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 2y
PatienceFortitude Librarian checking in! 2y
Peddler410 Librarian of two middle school. No day is dull! 2y
dragondrool Daily middle school library volunteer here. One of my favorite parts of the day! I have been weaseling my way into library aiding and abetting for almost thirty-five years by now. ☺ 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Librarian checking in after work and an author event tonight. Happy Library workers day and library week to all my fellow librarians!💕 (edited) 2y
SaraBeagle 🙋🏼 2y
Branwen I will be starting graduate school in the fall to become a librarian! Does that count? :-P 2y
katcanwrite Librarian here who is late to the party! 😹 2y
Zelma Erm, unemployed librarian here. 😬🙄😌 2y
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ReadingSusan
The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart

I have an interview at a library today! Getting really nervous as I really want this job. My skill set matches up so perfectly!

Ncostell Good luck! 👍 3y
christineandbooks Best wishes! 🙌 3y
TrishB Good luck 👍 3y
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WhatDeeReads Good luck! 3y
Cinfhen Hope it goes your way🤞🏼good luck 💖🍀 3y
julesG Best of luck! 3y
rubyslippersreads Lots of luck! 🍀🍀🍀 3y
mklong Good luck! 3y
saresmoore Woohoo! Wishing you the best! 3y
Jas16 Good luck! 3y
Moray_Reads Good luck, I'm sure you'll be great! 👌 3y
mom2bugnbee Let us know! 3y
CrowCAH Good luck! 🍀 3y
TheAliceEvers Good luck!! Let us know how it goes!! 3y
ruskigurl16 Best of luck!! 🍀 3y
CocoReads I think in the fall, I'm going to try for a second job at the library. I don't want to give up my day job, but it's only part time and we could use a bit more income so I think if one of the branches could use a part time shelver, I would love to work there! 3y
CocoReads Good luck also! I hope you get it! 3y
TheWordJar Good luck!! 🍀👍 3y
Lmstraubie Good luck! 3y
asiriusreader Good luck!!! 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Hope you get it. 3y
minkyb Hope you wowed them! 3y
ReadingSusan Omg thank you so much everyone!! I think I crushed it and I should know more in the next few weeks after they interview the other applicants. 3y
ReadingSusan @CocoReads I have always wanted to work in a library. This is more of a non traditional library with no circulation but super excited for it. 3y
CocoReads @readingsusan I hope you get it! 3y
ReadingEnvy Working in libraries is the best! 3y
Cortg Good luck! I hope you get it!!! 3y
Jinjer Get it! 3y
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