AUGUST 2010 LIBRARIAN FUN
Monthly newsletter pertaining to the topic of librarians.
Pope Benedict XVI Denied the Opportunity to Be a Librarian
It’s true. Check out the following article which appeared in the London Daily Mail. http://tinyurl.com/2fwezgp
Roller Derby Librarians
Librarians are no couch potatoes! Some stay active by participating in roller derby. Take for example, Susan Nilsson, a children’s librarian at the Watsonville Public Library (California). You can read about her in the following article in the Register Pajaronian.
Another roller derby librarian that was featured in the news is Beth in Akron Ohio. Following is some news coverage on her. http://tinyurl.com/luea79
New Zealand librarian Louise also plays in the roller derby. Even though her blog hasn’t been updated since last year, you may want to take a look at it at. http://tinyurl.com/28eso68
Librarian Makes Shortlist for Forward Poetry Prize
The August 6, 2010 Kent and Sussex Courier reported school librarian Abegail Morley made the shortlist for the Best First Collection prize. You can read the article at the following link – http://tinyurl.com/35q9qjq or check out her website at www.abegailmorely.co.uk
Designer Librarian Sun Glasses
If you need a new pair of sunglasses, the Vera Wang collection offers a model named “Librarian.” It’s available from online retailers such as go Optic. If you’re interested in seeing what they look like, click the following link. http://tinyurl.com/26tfmzu
Summer Fiction Reading List
My list of books to read this summer keeps growing with recent crime and romance books featuring librarians now on the market. I can’t wait to read the following books with librarian characters.
Death Threads, by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (Berkley) features a librarian determined to solve a local mystery.
The Librarian’s Secret Scandal, by Jennifer Morey (Harlequin) won’t be available until September 1st. But don’t you just love the title!
Mad, Bad and Blonde, by Cathie Linz (Berkley) centers on a librarian jilted on her wedding day who subsequently falls for a guy who isn’t what he appears to be.
Murder Past Due, by Miranda James (Berkeley Prime Crime) surrounds a crime and the crime solving town librarian.
In Murderous Roots, by Virginia Winters (Cambridge Books), the main character is not a librarian, but a doctor and genealogist out to solve the mystery of who murdered the librarian in the public library.
Neighborhood Watch, by Cammie McGovern (Viking) features a librarian who was wrongly convicted of murder.
Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever, by Molly Harper (1st Pocket Star Books) centers on the main character who is a children’s librarian turned vampire.
Vegas Two-Step, by Liz Talley (Harlequin) focuses on a small town librarian and her Las Vegas fling.
What the Librarian Did, by Karina Bliss (Harlequin) focuses on the romance between a librarian and a rock star.
For more information about librarians…
Be sure to purchase a copy of my new book, Casanova Was a Librarian: a Light Hearted Look at the Profession, by Kathleen Low, available from McFarland (www.mcfarlandpub.com), Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and other retailers.
Thanks for reading along with me!