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Librarian Rhapsody sends a message of reading to the world


Who could resist a song that starts with the following lines:

Is this non-fiction?
Is this just fantasy?

It is not only a song, but a carefully choreographed musical performance given by – ordinary librarians. Yes, in New South Wales, Australia, the Shoalhaven Library has made quite an effort to ensure their message is heard.
librarian rhapsody by Shoalhaven Library
The librarians haven’t been able to ask permission from late Freddie Mercury, who created the original song Bohemian Rhapsody some 40 years ago, for making a new arrangement with new lyrics, but since Mr Mercury was such a showman himself, we believe he would have been thrilled to see the librarians’ performance.

Here is the Librarian Rhapsody video:

You can find the lyrics for the song here.

The message from Shoalhaven Library to the world is summarized in the last lines of the song:

Libraries really matter
In the community
Libraries really matter
To me-e-e-e-e

Via For Reading Addicts.

Creative Librarians Show Their #bookface Photos on Instagram


Now we know what librarians do during those quiet hours at work when customers are not asking them for help. Some librarians are honing their photography skills by taking photographs where colleagues pose with book covers. The results are funny and innovative.

bookface  photos on instagram
Photos by beecavelibrary, carmel_library and saraharmageddon.

Discover more #bookface photos on Instagram. The New York Times reported about the phenomenon.

bookface cenilie instagram
Photo by celinie.

bookface anne_arnestad instagram
Photo by anne_arnestad.

bookface malvikbibliotek instagram
Photo by malvikbibliotek.

The Most Desired Jobs in Britain Are Author, Librarian and Academic


In many countries books, authors, and avid readers are appreciated and respected. Even though writers are usually respected, everyone who has tried writing as a profession knows how hard work it is, and how few writers can make a living by writing alone. In Britain, however, author, librarian and academic are the most desired jobs above any other work.
author is the most desired job
Ten most desired jobs in Britain in January 2015 were:
1. Author
2. Librarian
3. Academic
4. Lawyer
5. Interior Designer
6. Journalist
7. Doctor
8. TV presenter
9. Train driver
10. Teacher

YouGov.com, most desired jobs

Gender differences were significant. Two most preferred jobs for British women were librarian and interior designer, whereas men wanted to be train drivers or Formula 1 racecar drivers.

YouGov conducted the survey.