Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian
Publish date: November 7th 2010
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Boring and tedious look at working in a library. Never did connect with the author's style.
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