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Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 2940011949241 (0011949244)
Publisher: SD
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian
Scott Douglas writes entertainingly and often with some exageration about his life as a Librarian in a couple of Southern Californian Public Libraries. I felt myself nodding along to the descriptions of occurences and people the only real differences being the languages. It's the people that stand ...
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog rated it
2.0
Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas is a memoir about Douglas' experience working in public libraries in southern California. I would recommend it to librarians, but I doubt its appeal reaches beyond the library community. While I found the narrator unlikable and, at ti...
Title and Statement of Responsibility
Title and Statement of Responsibility rated it
4.0 Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian
This book was problematic for me. Although it was amusing, it suffered at times from a lack of narrative direction. After the basic plot points were covered--boy decides to be librarian, etc.--it devolved into a series of loosely collected patron and staff vignettes and opinions on human behavior. T...
Itinerant Librarian on Books
Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it
4.0 Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian
If I could have, I would have rated this book at 3 1/2 stars. It is not because the book is bad, but I do have some very mixed feelings about it overall. I am not sure if I am supposed to recommend it to people as a true look of what our work is like, or if I am supposed to recommend it to people as...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
Boring and tedious look at working in a library. Never did connect with the author's style.
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