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As you can see, I am no longer actively posting on La de da. If you would still like to read my rambling thoughts, please find me on Twitter.

Thanks for reading ❤

Not library related

That’s right, fair readers.  Not library related.

[head explode]

But when a man who made movies that changed my adolescent life passes away….its okay to go off topic.

RIP John Hughes.  You will be missed.

In the words of a genuis, don’t waste good lip gloss fair readers. Have a good weekend.

Is that a poem in your pocket?

Hello fair readers!

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day in honor of National Poetry Month!

toothpaste for dinner!

toothpaste for dinner!

So I thought I would share my favorite poem with you!

Its a Billy Collins poem and a long favorite of mine, called

Another Reason I Don’t Keep A Gun in the House

The neighbors’ dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
that he barks every time they leave the house.
They must switch him on on their way out.

The neighbors’ dog will not stop barking.
I close all the windows in the house
and put on a Beethoven symphony full blast
but I can still hear him muffled under the music,
barking, barking, barking,

and now I can see him sitting in the orchestra,
his head raised confidently as if Beethoven
had included a part for barking dog.

When the record finally ends he is still barking,
sitting there in the oboe section barking,
his eyes fixed on the conductor who is
entreating him with his baton

while the other musicians listen in respectful
silence to the famous barking dog solo,
that endless coda that first established
Beethoven as an innovative genius.

Taa daa. What’s your favorite poem?

Have a lovely day fair readers! And don’t forget to put a poem in your pocket. 🙂

Happy National Library Week!

That’s right fair readers! Its that time again…..

National Library Week!


In honor, my co-worker and partner in crime, Sarah and I set up a little display in our library.  It has a read alike theme but instead of being based on books, the suggestions are based on pop culture websites like Flickr, hulu and even Adult Swim.  Here are some pictures of the display…enjoy!

The entire display is called If you like...@ your library

The entire display is called "If you like...@ your library"

We went with a circle/bubble theme for all the signage.

We went with a circle/bubble theme for all the signage.

If you like Adult Swim then check out...

If you like Adult Swim then check out...

If you like Hulu then check out...

If you like Hulu then check out...

If you like Google Maps then check out...

If you like Google Maps then check out...

The whole display.

The whole display.

We also did one for Politico, Flickr, and IMDB.  Its a fun theme to do at a law school because I find that students forget about all the super cool resources they have available to them!  So we provide just a little gentle reminder. 🙂

Well, have a happy National Library Week fair readers!!

Out of this long political darkness a brighter day will come.

Fair readers,

I’m sick, my body hurts, and my head feels like I’ve been hit by the train Obama rode to the capital in….but it would be a travesty for me to not come here, to our shared space, and tell you how exciting this day is.  How hopeful we feel.  How we all feel, not just Democrats but all of us, that change has come.

Happy Inauguration Day, fair readers

A brighter day has come.

Contemplating 2009

Hello fair readers!

I hope you had a lovely New Year’s celebration!

I’ve been thinking about New Year’s Resolutions and what I’ll be focusing my next year on. I’ve always found it better to make goals for myself, being the task-oriented librarian that I am.

So here it goes, Leah the Librarian’s New Year’s Resolutions are as follows:

1. Be nicer to people

I have a great tendency to be judgey and negative. I will try very hard to think of things in terms of being less negative and just nicer.  For the most part, I consider myself a fairly nice person but I surely could use some improvement in this department.

2. Start that other blog you have been talking about starting for ages.

That’s right, I have an idea for another blog.  One that will be anonymous (maybe) and more focused.  Less of a life blog and more of a blog with a purpose.  The problem is…how to advertise it when if it will be anonymous.  Something to ponder.  Also, most think of clever name!

3. Get financially organized.

Seriously…time to become an adult and learn to spend and more importantly *save* like an adult.  Less take out…more cooking.  Less frivolous spending, more frivolous saving.

Three seems like a nice, achievable number…right?  I think so too.

I hope your New Year is going splendidly thus far fair readers.  And have a lovely weekend.

Sexy Librarian.

Hello fair readers!

I had all sorts of plans to post a holiday happy day posting and that added to a lot of nothing.  So, here it is.  Moment of zen:

Happy Holidays from La de da!

So you might be wondering about the title of this posting.

Sexy librarian.

One of my favorite things about WordPress is that you get to see what search strategies lead people to your blog the most.  Some examples from mine are: progressive, libraries, leah the librarian, etc.

But the number one search term that leads people to La de da is this…sexy librarian.

I laugh when I think of how dissapointed this searcher must be when they stumble upon La de da…expecting perhaps a hottie with glasses and instead reading a posting on copyright law or Studs Terkel.

Kind of the polar opposite of what these searchers might be expecting to find.

So I’m just going to apologize right now to those of you looking for sexy librarian stuff.  I am happy that you are here, realizing what librarians are actually like.

And all of the things that what we stand for.

Happy holidays fair readers…even you sexy librarian searchers….and have a happy new year.