Category Archives: library history

  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. Service Animals, Sheepskins, and Marc Antony’s Gift

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    March 23, 2017 by libroshombre

      No one at my library school ever mentioned a number of items that would later loom large. For example, …
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  3. The Britannicas of the Dick Van Dyke Show

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    November 3, 2016 by libroshombre

      “14 Unusual Items You Can Get at Libraries,” an article in a year-old issue of Mental Floss magazine, included …
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  4. Cheeks, Civility, and Locofocos

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    March 21, 2016 by libroshombre

      Cats and dogs are very different creatures, yet, with some exceptions, they can get along together civilly, as evidenced …
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