Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Library Stories: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Lately I've been considering collecting stories occurring within libraries from colleagues (and others) regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly that happens within institutional walls that most people might not know about--as realistic a portrait as possible. I'd keep the contributors anonymous of course, but am also considering writing down some of my own stories as well. Mostly, I want a clear lens into what life is really like within libraries, to help figure out what's working, what's not, what needs to be fixed, what doesn't, and what librarians are doing well (and not so well).

So the questions I'd like to post to all my readers (to all writers, librarians, writer/librarians and others) are as follows:

  • Would you be interested in seeing these kinds of posts on a weekly basis? 
  • Would you be interested in contributing your stories?
  • Why/why not?

Please leave all feedback in the comments form--and those who want to keep extra extra anonymous are welcome to email me directly: cloudhime (at) gmail (dot) com.

Looking forward to your responses! 


Feaky Snucker said...

I would. I'm a librarian, but I'm not sure my type of stories would fit. Here's a link to one I wrote about on my blog last year. http://feakysnucker.blogspot.ca/2011/07/slummin-it.html

The Writer Librarian said...

I LOVED your post! Actually I think any stories like that would fit perfectly, because part of librarianship is dealing with people--especially people like that! I'd love to hear more.

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I would certainly love to read stories about libraries. I used to volunteer at my daughter's school library, and I'm sure I can think of a dozen good stories.

The Writer Librarian said...

Great, Laura! I'd love to hear more about them. Shoot me an email! :)

Helen said...

Yes, please, the funnier the better! I worked in a library as my 'Saturday' job when I was a student and can imagine that you'll have lots of stories if my experience was anything to go by!