The lighter side of libraries – beyond the shushing

Gettin’ down with Melvil!

 




I think we can all understand the feeling behind this!

 




If only weeding was this much fun in real life….

 

 

Weed It! (lyrics)

 

They told me they don’t want to read around here.
Don’t wanna see your books, they’re so yesteryear.
The boredom’s in their eyes, and their words are really clear.

 

So weed it, just weed it.

 

Can’t find the new books. Patrons have to ask.
‘Cuz they’re buried in those overstuffed, sagging stacks.
If you want ‘em to read, you better clean up your act.
So weed it. ‘cuz you wanna be read.

 

Just weed it. Weed it. If it’s gettin’ old, delete it.
If it smells funky. If it’s all jacked. If it says “negro” where it should say “black,”
Just weed it.
Just weed it.
Just weed it.
Just weed it.

 

Pluto‘s a planet, and pandas are raccoons.
And someday a man is gonna walk on the moon.
Your items that don’t circ should be cleared out real soon.
So weed it. Just weed it.

 

You have to show them that libraries aren’t lame.
You’re playing with their minds. This ain’t some kind of game.
Outdated information’s a professional shame.
So weed it. ‘Cuz you wanna be read.

 

Just weed it. Weed it.
If it’s gettin’ old, delete it.
If it smells funky. If it’s passé.
If it shows how to do macramé.

 

Just weed it. Weed it.
If it’s gettin’ old, delete it.
If it’s been taped up and superglued,
If it says Berlin is still split in two.

 

Just weed it. Weed it.
Just weed it. Weed it.
Just weed it. Weed it.
Just weed it. Weed it.




Originally presented at the 2007 ALA Conference in Washington, D.C., this is a brilliant adaptation of L. Frank Baum‘s Wizard of Oz from the Salt Lake County Library.

 




Finally, a use for all those hardbound theses! Dominoes!

 

Note: Don’t try this at home.

 



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