Elvis Presley’s Signed Library Check-Out Card
A library card bearing the signature of a 13-year-old Elvis Presley was sold at auction for $7,500, doubling estimates. The autograph is believed to be the earliest signature of the King of Rock and Roll.
The auctioneers did not expect much from the library card signed to borrow a copy of “The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers” from Humes High School in Memphis in 1948.
The card was discovered during a library inventory in the book about US President Andrew Jackson, one of the founders of the Democratic Party. The book was sold at auction along with the autograph.
This is cool and all, but my first thought was was to try to jump on it and shield it from view with my body, screaming incoherent things about patron privacy.
Librarian Merit Badges.
They need to exist.
I learned how to do interlibrary loans through worldshare! Merit badge.
I can repair a damaged book! Merit badge.
I inventoried every book in a library! Badge.
I’m polite to people that are rude! Badge.
Last week I earned the Is This Patron Dead Or Just Sleeping? badge.
One day I’m going to be….. a pirate. Or a librarian. They both run around, like, doing strange things that nobody else can see, until suddenly [screams and flails arms wildly] AHA!!!!….. and then you know. Either a pirate or a librarian has been here, and it’s good. So good. Better. I like that. That’s what I want to be.
He liked her with long hair so she cut it short.
Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.
From National Geographic.
Heads up, Texas librarians! I’m super thrilled to be heading back to the state of my birth for my first ever Texas Library Association conference.
Watch for me (short hair, usually super excited about something, possibly smirking) at TxLA in just 20 short days - I’ll be on a mission to photograph awesome librarians (hint: any librarian is an awesome librarian) for my favorite library-related tumblr, librarianwardrobe.com
See you in San Antonio! And don’t be surprised if I hand you a Librarian Wardrobe card and ask if you’ll pose for me. :)
My favourite games to play on Tumblr are
- Is that John Green
- Is it meaningful or is BBC just too cheap to buy other props
- Sherlock fandom u ok
- Can you spot the vegan
- Was that a hipster post or Doctor Who
- Is it night bloggers or just the Australians
Is it night bloggers or just the Australians
don’t forget “how does supernatural fandom have a gif for this”
Q:Hey, I'm sorry if this is super weird, but you're beautiful, and I wondered if you'd ever thought about doing any topless pics?
Thank you for your kind inquiry. If you do not mind, I will impart some gentle advice to guide you in further communications.
Weigh the probability. I am an author of books for young adults. Does it strike you as likely that I would go casting about in my public tumblr box for people to take photos of my chesticular bookends? Normally, I find questions about books. And while everyone likes a change now and again, there is such a thing as too much change. If you were to work the numbers, what do you think the actual chances were that I was going to reply in the affirmative? Were they high? If they were, it seems within reason that you might have been in a similar condition. No. The chances were never good. So either you are an eternal optimist (and we certainly need optimists), or this was written with some other intent in mind.
I realize you didn’t come to me looking for advice on how to communicate, much in the same way that I did not come to you looking to have topless pictures taken—but here we are together. Let us make the most of it!
The key to any effective letter is this: know your audience! Everything stems from that critical piece of knowledge. You had a moment of self-awareness in the first part of your sentence. Pause there and reflect. Asking women you don’t know (or often those you do) if they want to take some topless pictures is almost a guarantee of weird. This is why Hallmark doesn’t make a “how about some topless pictures?” card. You hovered on the edge of wisdom, and you retreated. Do not retreat, my friend.
With that, I must offer my regrets. But I do not want to leave you without recourse. Have you heard of the author Nicolas Sparks? Perhaps you could make a similar inquiry to him? Or would that not be appropriate?
I will leave it up to your best judgement.
Auntie MJ strikes again.