Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

Dispatches From A Public Librarian

Book - 2008
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An unexpectedly raucous and illuminating memoir set in a Southern California public library.
Published: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780786720910
0786720913
Branch Call Number: 020.92 DOU
Characteristics: 330 p. ;,24 cm.

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GLNovak
Jan 25, 2011

Laugh out loud anecdotes from work in a busy urban public library.

Slavomir Jan 04, 2011

I read this before I completed graduate school and became a professional librarian in a Canadian public library. However, I felt the author was too negative in his observations and comments. I read the whole thing and came to the conclusion that the author is a bit bitter. If this is the product of San Jose State online library degrees, I am glad I studied elsewhere.

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GLNovak
Nov 05, 2008

Douglas is a public librarian who has worked in Californian libraries as both an undergrad and as a librarian. He has a humourous way of relating his experiences with co-workers and customers. At times he is a bit unkind in his observations but still a lot of the encounters will be familiar to anyone who has worked in a library. It seems people are the same all over.

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