No Not Google Search Box, Just You

Posted On Dec 14 2016 by

(to the tune of “All I want for Christmas is You”) (if you need a karaoke track, try this one) I don’t need a lot for freedom, Peace, or love, democracy, and I Don’t care about the Congress or their failed bureaucracy I just want a li-brar-y Filled with places just for me A librarian or two No not Google search box, just you I don’t want a lot of features Search results are too grotesque I don’t care about the systems Back behind your reference desk I don’t need to download e-books On the de-vice of my choice Noisy …


I’m Dreaming of a Real Print Book

Posted On Dec 23 2012 by

(to the tune of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”) I’m dreaming of a real print book, Just like the ones you know yourself. With real book covers, For book club lovers To place with others on the shelf. I’m dreaming of some print fiction, With every library I see, May you turn each page with anxious glee, And may all books once have been a tree. I’m dreaming of a real novel, The kind you hold with both your hands. With check out and check in, The books don’t glisten The kind your mother understands.   I’m dreaming of …


Away at the Ref Desk

Posted On Dec 20 2011 by

(to the tune of Away in a Manger) Away at the Ref desk, His last chat complete, The quick reference shelver Had a desk shift so sweet.   Exams were all over, The staff were downstairs, The few that were left were Asleep in their chairs.   His status was current, His Scrabble move made, The birds were not angry, His iPhone mislaid.   He loves the library, He will sometimes sigh, One more “Where’s the bathroom?” Just might make him cry.   He’s cool and efficient, And finds all the facts, He could have been April In Men of …


My Server Got Run Over by a Cloud App

Posted On Dec 22 2010 by

(to the tune of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, click here if you dare and need a refresher)     My server got run over by a cloud app Quicken, Word, and CRMs all grieve I’m lovin’ Google, Mint-dot-com, and Salesforce Like Zuckerberg and cnet, I believe   It’s like software as a service It’s second nature to the kids Any metaphor will work here Clouds, architecture, rent, or power grids   I read ebooks on my handheld And I can bank while in the loo All my data’s on the network At home, at work, in church, …


Jingle Books

Posted On Dec 22 2009 by

Dashing through the stacks  with a Kindle in my arms  Dodgin’ folks dirty looks  They’re immune to e-book charms  Hand-held ring tones sing  Mine plays Three Dog Night What fun it is to mobilize My library tonight.    Oh, blog and chat, LOL  Facebook all the way  Oh, what fun it is to Tweet  my deep thoughts every day  Blog and chat, LOL  Facebook all the way  My status says “I’m almost home.”  More WordTwist I will play.   I used to go offline But now it makes me Jones  How can you dodge the grid  with Netbooks and iPhones?  …