Another wonderful Nerdy Book Club post celebrating librarians. And don’t you just want her library furniture now?
1. THEY KEEP ME LAUGHING ON LISTSERVS
I’m embarrassed to admit how many hours I’ve procrastinated by scanning my inbox for emails from ALA listservs, listening in on librarians dishing about character names, how to get teens involved in writing, and favorite books. Here’s what people in the business know that outsiders may not – librarians are HILARIOUS.
2. THEY KNOW HOW AND WHERE TO FIND ANYTHING
In my novel MULTIPLE CHOICE, the main character is obsessed with anagrams and other word puzzles. Being the semi-Luddite I am, a big chunk of my writing time was spent painstakingly constructing anagrams from scratch – until my hometown reference librarian Kathy Killeen asked me why I wasn’t using an online anagram generator. Changed. My. Life. Not only did I save myself months of work, I never could’ve come up with a gem like ASTRONOMERS = MOON STARERS on my own.
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