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 …