April 15, 2014

Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider

Inspired by School Library Journal’s 2012 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide, and selected by the completely subjective methodology of “I thought it was cool,” here are 10 gifts for the librarian you actually like.

  1. Librarian Glasses Necklace. Look sharp! $12.
    glassesnecklace Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  2. Miss Terry at the Library vintage upcycled book journal is perfect for taking notes at conferences, or staff meetings. $14.MissTerryaththeLibrary Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  3. Personal Library Kit from Knock Knock means you always know who you loaned that book to and how long ago at home, too. $15.Personal Library kit Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  4. Library Checkout Holiday Card. Set of 8, letterpress. Late with your cards? Just mark them overdue. $16.LibraryCheckoutHolidayCard Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  5. As the first film’s release triggers another wave of Hobbit mania, know your way around with the There and Back Again tube map-style chart of Bilbo’s journey. $17-$60.ThereandBackAgain Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  6. Boston Public Library Delivery Tote. Holds 27 pounds of books. Or laundry. $39.BPL tote Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  7. Vintage Oak Wood Card Catalog Cabinet File Drawers may be archaic at the library but they are great for storing recipes or, apparently, bottles of wine. $40.cardcatalogdrawers Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  8. These ebook jackets are made by the oldest bookbindery in the U.S. to resemble first edition covers. Wizard of Oz gets the nod because of its scholarly lion. $45.Ozebook Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  9. A dozen silver Dewey Decimal bookmarks. Get all your coworkers out of the way at a single stroke. $126, or about $10 each.DeweyDecimalBookmark Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider
  10. Miniature Medieval Library Stall. ‘Nuff said. $1250.Medieval Library Stall Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider

 

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Meredith Schwartz (mschwartz@mediasourceinc.com) is Senior Editor, News and Features of Library Journal.

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  1. I’m so honored to have my Dewey Decimal bookmarks included in this awesome list. I am a long time fan of Library Journal – so I’m excited for the feature!

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