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St Jerome

St. Jerome, patron saint of librarians and libraries as well as archivists, translators and encyclopedists.

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How do you hold a stack of books?

I came across this cartoon on the web.  How can you tell it wasn’t drawn by a librarian? Because all the librarians I have ever met hold books this way – so they can use their free hand to shelve … Continue reading

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John Dee (1527–1608 or 1609)

A 16th-century portrait by an unknown artist.  John Dee (1527–1608 or 1609) was an adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. |as well as being a mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer, he trained some of the great explorers in the art of navigation. … Continue reading

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Librarians ‘suffer most stress’

BBC News 12th January 2006 Working in libraries has been commonly thought a stress-free job Fighting fires may sound taxing, chasing criminals demanding, but a new study says that working in a library is the most stressful job of all. … Continue reading

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Once A Librarian

There’s something about being a librarian – for however short a part of one’s ultimate career – that sticks. Despite the fact that I was a librarian for less than a quarter of my working life I still naturally think … Continue reading

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