Saturday, March 22, 2008

From a book of history I weeded: When Oberlin College began admitting women in the 1830s, it "made sure not to 'neglect' female students' 'domestic education' and assigned them tasks of cooking and cleaning for the male students. Womanly modesty was also carefully enforced. . . . At Mount Holyoke, however, there were no men to keep the women demure and womanly." (Lillian Faderman. To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America - A History Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999; p. 179).

Library-Literary Nerdiness: six degrees of Francis Bacon. (via Library Stuff)

Homer Simpson Untooned: kinda the reverse of Simpsonizeme.

Ref Desk Random:
- Meeting room
- Explain downloadable audio collection
- How to get a library card
- Take your cell phone outta here
- Didja know you have to have a state license to sell cars? Do you have books on that?
- Yes, adults can see MySpace. Oh, not on that PC. It's busted.
- Where's Science Fiction?
- Meeting room
- Books on the Buffalo Soldiers for a boy of about 8
- ValueLine
- How to get a library card
- Caught up with a friend/patron
- Where's my print?
- No cell phones
- Meeting room

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