Dewey the Decimal Maker

Posted On Dec 18 2008 by

(sung to the tune of Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer) You know Dana and Dempsey  and Avram and Nutter. S.R. and Putnam and Berman and Cutter.   But do you recall The most famous librarian of all?   Dewey the Decimal Maker had a healthy love of tens. He saw the scattered book shelves through his metric decimal lens.   All of the other book worms still liked keeping books on chains. They knew a book’s location– kept it locked up in their brains.   Then one fateful shelving day a cataloger caught the bug Dewey with your decimal scheme 1-3-5-point-3 …


Twas the Night Before Migration

Posted On Dec 19 2007 by

Twas the night before migration, when all through ‘brary Not a creature was stirring, not even Homeless Harry. The doors were all locked and the reading room bare, In hopes the IT department soon would be there. The good books were nestled all snug on their carts, They seemed random to those without library smarts. With Starbucks in hand, the IT crew stood tall, The director had retired to sleep through it all. When up at the front desk there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the server room to see what was the matter. Away from my command …


The Grump Who Stole Libraries

Posted On Dec 22 2006 by

Every librarian Down in Dew-ey-ville liked computers a lot… But the Grump Who lived just north of Dew-ey-ville, Did NOT! The grump hated computers! The whole campus network. Now please don’t ask why. He could be quite a big jerk. It could be his own system wasn’t running just right. It could be, perhaps, that his earbuds were too tight. But I think that the most most likely reason of all May have been that his library was two sizes too small. But, Whatever the reason, His buds or his OPAC, He stood there on ALA-eve, hating those in the …