Interlibrary Loan Sharks and Seedy Roms: Cartoons from Libraryland
"Sit down, my dear," says the fortuneteller. "Let's see what the future holds." She draws her robe around the chair, addresses her crystal ball. "You're a librarian?" she says, rubbing the ball. "Your future? You will enjoy--oops, its changing.... You will go on a long--oops, it's changing again!" Sound familiar? It's just one of the many wry observations from cartoonist Benita Epstein. One could say that she sees the libraryland as a place full of offbeat characters, from interlibrary loan sharks to patrons who need references--for their resumes, of course. Or as a technological jungle where signs read "Beware of the DOS." Or as a land of words, where oxymorons are served at cocktail parties. In short, she sees a land with which we are all familiar, a place called libraryland, where we can always enjoy a good chuckle and sometimes even a belly laugh. These cartoons are sure to cause both.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - basiltherat - LibraryThing
The general view of librarians and library staff is that they are a dull lot, with no sense of humor. This is not true of my experience in libraries. There are plenty of us who love a laugh in the ... Read full review