We have a new blog around these parts, and it’s by a science librarian. Be quiet and respectful of the other patrons when you visit, and don’t get any fines — he will hunt you down.


  1. #1 Kobra
    May 18, 2009

    Does this means we should not comment on his blog?

  2. #2 Nangleator
    May 18, 2009

    Me and the missus can probably find a quiet corner to fool around in there.

  3. #3 Mr. Bookman
    May 18, 2009

    I’ve seen your type before, Myers. Flashy, making the scene. You and your good time buddies.

  4. #4 Emmet, OM
    May 18, 2009

    Does this means we should not comment on his blog?


    (*looks around*)

    (*whispers*) Sorry.

  5. #5 Anonymous
    May 18, 2009

    If All CAPS is shouting how does one whisper?

    Is there a specific font for whispering or maybe an opacity filter to make the text almost fade away?

  6. #6 Anonymous
    May 18, 2009

    Tks, Emmet.

  7. #7 Anonymous
    May 18, 2009

    This is normal, YELLING! whispering

  8. #8 Kobra
    May 18, 2009

    Or you could just use <sub> or <font size=”1″>.

  9. #9 Owlmirror
    May 18, 2009


    You’re doing it wrong.

  10. #10 Anonymous
    May 18, 2009

    awwww… the preview gave me subscript

  11. #11 Matt
    May 18, 2009

    Damnit PZ, the only thing I hate worse than creationists is the stereotyping of librarians. We’re not your grandmother’s shushers.

  12. #12 Aphrodine
    May 18, 2009

    UGH! That reminds me… I have a library book that is, like, seven weeks overdue. ~__~

  13. #13 Kristjan Wager
    May 18, 2009

    Good to see another addition to ScienceBlogs.

    Sadly I notice that Afarensis has closed up shop. He’ll be missed.

  14. #14 Stygian
    May 18, 2009

    Fines? I wouldn’t worry about those.

  15. #15 Naked Bunny with a Whip
    May 18, 2009

    Do I have to wear shoes there? It’s so hard to concentrate on reading with shoes on.

  16. #16 blf
    May 18, 2009

    The traditional greeting/welcome is, of course, a quiet oook!

  17. #17 Susan Stanko
    May 18, 2009
  18. #18 Ranson
    May 18, 2009

    I have to wonder if this tendency to immediately direct the ravening hordes at new bloggers is a good thing. We don’t want to scare them off, or infect them with Libertarians, or something.

  19. #19 Ian
    May 18, 2009

    I guess we’d better book….

  20. #20 Sandi Fraction
    May 18, 2009

    I made sure not to dogear the page when I bookmarked it.

  21. #21 Tom
    May 18, 2009

    I’ll 2nd Matt’s comment. It’s a great disservice to Mr. Dupuis to undermine his new blog with such a trite comment. Take the time to read his bio on his first post. Doesn’t seem to be much there to indicate his role is shushing or imposing fines.

    That said, it’s a big pat on the back for librarians that ScienceBlogs is enlightened enough to see the value in bringing on a science librarian.

  22. #22 catta
    May 18, 2009

    Yay! Glad to hear there’s someone on SB now that I have something in common with (as opposed to all those people from fields wildly different from my own).

    I feel I have to defend PZ a bit, though – not that he needs it, I’m sure.
    It’s not like librarians don’t make jokes about the “Shhh!” — we do. When people asked me about what my LibSc final exams entailed, rather than going into detail and watching their eyes glaze over, I usually told them I’d just be asked to say “Shhhh!!!!” in as commanding a tone as possible.

    You can only count me in as offended when the “they’re all frumpy and boring” or the “lol, they must know the DDC by heart” clichés come up, though. We may be secret masters of the universe, but we don’t all lack a sense of humour.

  23. #23 Anonymous
    May 18, 2009

    Librarians. Preserving the Record.

    er, what record?

    The Record of Everything . . .

    oh, that. whoa.

    *and they keep the books in their proper places, allowing them to be easily found. imagine if you could just put them back anywhere. whew.*

  24. #24 nick nick bobick
    May 18, 2009

    Shouldn’t we, of all people, be eschewing invidious stereotypes? Besides, most scit-tech lbraries I have been in (many) it is often the clientele shushing the staff for having too good a time.

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