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Wednesday, May 31

Lighting up the library

How many academic librarians does it take to change a lightbulb?
  • Just five. One changes the lightbulb while the other four form a committee and write a letter of protest to the Dean, because after all, changing lightbulbs IS NOT professional work!

How many cataloguers does it take to change a lightbulb?
  • Just one, but they have to wait to see how LC does it first.
  • Only one, provided it is in AACR2.

How many reference librarians does it take to change a lightbulb?
  • [with a perky smile] "Well, I don't know right off-hand, but I know where we can look it up!"
  • None if it has a LCSH heading.

How many library system managers does it take to change a lightbulb?
  • All of them, as the manual was lost in the last move (or flood).
  • At least one committee and a lightbulb strategy focus meeting and plan.

How many library technicians does it take to change a lightbulb?
  • Seven. One to follow approved procedure, and six to review the procedure. (Eight, if you count the librarian they all report to.)

2 Comments:

Blogger Lynn Green said...

Good ones. How many graduate assistants does it take?

Only one, but it takes him/her 7 years to do it.

10:53 PM  
Blogger san antone rose said...

How many distance learning librarians does it take?

1, but you have to wait to receive the lightbulb via ILL.

8:25 PM  

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