Category Archives: librarians

  1. Elvis, Casanova, and Dr. Dee

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    January 1, 2018 by libroshombre

      Being a librarian isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the mother of all dictionaries, …
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  2. Flamingoes, Naked Mole Rats, and Sleepers

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      The age-old mystery of how flamingoes sleep on one leg without falling over has finally been resolved. Biologists at …
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  3. Explicating Cussing and Cussing Book Tieves

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      “Cussin’” arose the other day while discussing the differences between the terms “expletive” and explicative,” and this triggered a …
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  4. Skunks, Pack Horse Librarians, and Emergency Rooms for the Mind

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    July 4, 2017 by libroshombre

      There’s a set of values held in common by public librarians everywhere: a love of books and belief in …
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  5. Abhorring Information Banning

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    April 24, 2017 by libroshombre

      A recent round of reading has left me ready to revive the seventeenth-century British political party known as “the …
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  6. T, Temple, and Lady Betty

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    April 24, 2017 by libroshombre

      It might have been learning about Richard “Waterfront” Brown during Osher Lifelong Learning’s Fairbanks history class that got me …
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  7. Bad Apples, Tall Tales, and Internment Camps

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    October 12, 2016 by libroshombre

      The autumn apple harvest is upon us, so it’s worth remembering that every barrel’s bound to have some bad …
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