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Scabrous, uncompromising defence of the Toronto Public Library (Joe Clark)

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Greatest photography book in human history, free at the library (Sebastião Salgado, ‘Genesis’)

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Fixing the Yorkville banisters

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Tagging done right for a change: Apply sticker to IFC because IBC has useful information you don’t want to cover up

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Sending armchairs out for reupholstery at Beaches. (A fireplace is so lonely without armchairs)

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Speaking of third-language books http://tplfans.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/thirdlanguages/ I borrowed one I can’t read

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Another great happenstance discovery: ‘Digital Textile Design’ (showing that browsing thru a branch still is important)

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The delightful bestseller – and an authorized collage made from the back-cover photo of Rhoda

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“Keep TPL Weird” Dept.: Batshit, chaotic picture book by batshit, chaotic M.I.A. (“Take that, Sue-Ann,” etc.)

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My suggested title, and, holy shit, is it better than I expected! A graphic-design course told through vinyl singles

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Flatscreens now actually plugged in

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Bank o’ DAISY

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Hey, what happened to the rummage sale? Oh.

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Even for someone who really likes old-ass equipment, this is an old-ass piece of equipment

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Scaffolding

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Let’s place twice as many warning signs on the decommissioned desk as are necessary

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Scaffolding

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Reaming the most beautiful branch for & with RFID. (I exaggerate somewhat. Renoed the office, roughed-in a return slot)

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Even batshit Vietnamese trifles get StingRays

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Visual merchandising basically in the middle of nowhere at North York Central, whose instincts remain good (cf. TRL)

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So, then: Misusing new and well-deployed face-out shelving for piles o’ shit and irrelevant public notices

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Let’s try to baffle the automated sorter by shoving in an untagged item at an angle. NOPE

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PLACE FILING CABINETS HERE (curiously enough, adjacent to existing filing cabinets)

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Cathy Raine Memorial Heartwarming Photograph of Library Teddy Bear Because We All Like to Stay Positive Here

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Sac o’ Tina

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Photography at QS

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Replacing commodity Wintel shitboxes with new ones

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This, then, is where the bodies were found?

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Another ridiculous TV series apparently bought because it's British

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Watch: Learn ska/reggae/rocksteady (!) drumming

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Oldskool barcode

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We did a test at TRL: Merchandised face up on a truck full of DVDs, ‘Hunger Games’ was picked up in 4 minutes flat

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These all went back today. My fave librarian (guess which) shocked me when he said he’d never heard of “John” Didion!

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VUNI: Visually merchandising the unique/new/interesting DVDs at the Browsery (Saturday)

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Now, that’s a display! A+

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Shapes

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Shitshow handling of fire at Reference Library

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Perth!

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Right and wrong forms of library signage, Leaside

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Bookmobile with tackiest available filters applied

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