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Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM By Don Borchert

The public library a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian Or so you might think.Don Borchert s ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that a library is than just a place to borrow books, it s also a place where people hide from the law, fall in love, fight, deal drugs, introduce their children to readThe public library a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian Or so you might think.Don Borchert s ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that a library is than just a place to borrow books, it s also a place where people hide from the law, fall in love, fight, deal drugs, introduce their children to reading, look up porn and pursue their dreams Borchett s hilarious memoir delves behind the bookshelves as he discovers the weird, dangerous and downright dirty world of a public library and the fearless civil servants who patrol its aisles.
  • Title: Library Confidential: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library
  • Author: Don Borchert
  • ISBN: 9780753513101
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback

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chagall Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
I finished this book in bus trips I took in the last 10 days. If previously 10 days hadn't been long enough, reading this book made it so. Every morning, when I was about to board a bus, I silently groaned when I took Library Confidential out. This kind of attitude was also responsible for the act of flipping through some pages quicker than my normal reading speed. Was it that bad?No, honestly. Come to think of bus trips, it's actually the perfect book to waste 20 minutes with: composed of short [...]
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Khairul Hezry Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Mildly amusing but that's about it. Borchert merely relives his experiences working in a public library and the many people he encounters in his work. He isn't a qualified librarian and doesn't have a degree in Library Science. He chose to be one because he needed a job after a period of unemployment and chose to work in the civil service because you cannot get fired from a government job unless you're really a moron and sometimes not even then.The basic premise of this book is this: libraries a [...]
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Deirdre Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Apart from the location, Friends of the Library and Volunteers this books shows, in a quite humourous way, how universal the library experience can be. I had a good giggle and regularly nodded in wry acknowledgement.Full of snippets of what life can be like behind the desk and insights into what people really do in libraries it's a great fun read. Despite the tag line I didn't find it shocking at all. The stories are individual and there's some filling in of the background but they each pretty m [...]
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Sharron Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Unless you've worked in a library or spent a lot of time in one, you would not appreciate this book. You could also be mistaken for thinking it is grossly exaggerated but having experienced much of this book first hand I can vouch for the author in that it isn't at all exaggerated! Our library and indeed it looks like every library has a Henry, yes we've had a bomb scare and yes we've had fights, drunks and drug problems!! Highly amusing and an enjoyable read
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Matt Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Well, I'm not sure about the tagline 'putting the shh in shocking' sounds like pretty close to every work day in a typical library.I'm sure most of the people I work with will be able to read this and substitute names to replace those given. No these are not stereotypes or caricatures, they are real people and yes they do behave like this.Libraries are mad places to work.
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Codex Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
I really enjoyed reading this. Very funny! The author has a keen sense of observation, knows how to capture the essence of a situation and then describe it in his own unique style. Although tilted towards the humorous, it is equally serious at times and gives the reader an idea of what ground zero is like for a typical library. A good read; highly recommended.
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Anne Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
An OK read that started out quite well but just became more and more outrageous as the book continued. Possibly that one library in LA is far more exciting than the average library but I feel that some of these stories may have been embellished!
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flajol Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
I'm not sure whether it's comforting or frightening that library users (and staff!) seem to be the same the world over
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Lucy Barker Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Hilarious, if you work in a public library you must read this book.
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Ketan Shah Jan 16, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Well worth reading for anyone who loves libraries. I loved the descriptions of the strange people the library seems to attract.
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Library Confidential: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library By Don Borchert The public library a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian Or so you might think.Don Borchert s ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that a library is than just a place to borrow books, it s also a place where people hide from the law, fall in love, fight, deal drugs, introduce their children to readThe public library a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian Or so you might think.Don Borchert s ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that a library is than just a place to borrow books, it s also a place where people hide from the law, fall in love, fight, deal drugs, introduce their children to reading, look up porn and pursue their dreams Borchett s hilarious memoir delves behind the bookshelves as he discovers the weird, dangerous and downright dirty world of a public library and the fearless civil servants who patrol its aisles.

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