Monday, December 10, 2007

LIS Web Resources

The librarians at the Library and Information Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has compiled a diverse list of LIS resources. Topics range from “general” to “acronym” to “research and publishing in LIS.” The list may be somewhat overwhelming to someone newly entering librarianship, but it does include many useful resources—both helpful and humorous.

One of the site's more humorous resources is its collection of library quotation web sites—which includes a link to the Laughing Librarian. The Laughing Librarian collects quotations from a variety of sources, including historical literature, academic articles, and television. As the semester comes to a close, perhaps the following adages will lighten your mood as well as your workload.

"Are all librarians this much trouble?"

--Stephen Sommers, from The Mummy

"I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. ... You think they're just sitting at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them. You know, they've had their budgets cut. They're paid nothing. Books are falling apart. The libraries are just like the ass end of everything, right?"

--Michael Moore