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. :)