Librarians do Gaga


58 Responses to “Librarians do Gaga”

  1. jeligula says:

    Spent my time at the Suzzalo & Odegaard libraries off of Red Square. This song stinks, however.

    I once saw a guy playing acoustic guitar on the steps to the Suzzalo library in 1987. He was alone but didn’t stay that way for long. He was ripping it up in a major way and when I walked up to him I saw that he was none other than Carlos Santana. I later learned that Señor Santana had a habit of giving impromptu performances in cities he was scheduled to appear. Not saying that Lady Gaga is untalented, it’s just that this song seems to point to a profound lack of song writing sensibilities.

  2. sfazzios says:

    If anyone is curious about the antelope reference, it actually refers to the work of Suzanne Briet. She famously asked the question, ‘What constitutes a document?’, and whether an antelope is a document. She argued that an antelope is a document if it’s in a zoo, but not if it’s in the wild.

    The antelope-document has become an in-joke among librarians and other information science folks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Holy Hot Librarians, Batman!

    Being a Physicist, I cannot express myself strongly enough how librarians are awesome, and how my work would be almost impossible without them.

  4. bklynchris says:

    “boolean limits pare things down to just what fits” ROFLMAO

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m pretty amazed also, slitybrilig, about the Codex Seraphinianus.

    For those of you out of the loop, the Codex Seraphinianus is an ultra-rare book that is probably one of the oddest and most singular published in the 20th century. It is an atlas/encyclopedia of sorts about an imaginary, surreal world. It is written in its own language and uses its own base 21 numbering system. It is completely and wholly strange, and any happy mutant worth his or her salt needs to know about it.

    Here’s the wikipedia entry:

  6. Slorrin says:

    I left an anonymous comment about the CODEX SERAFINIANUS (sp?) and they never moderated it. nowi look like a 2nd man man.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Passing this on to my librarian-colleagues here in Finland :D

    @bklynchris +1

    (btw. respect for using recaptcha for spam-moderation. It’s one of the wickedest tools around)

  8. Anonymous says:

    “This is my information detector… it goes ding when there’s stuff” I sense Doctor Who fans among those librarians! This was great!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can’t use my… Catalogue?

    I know you HAVE Thesauruses, Ladies! I know you have rhyming Dictionaries!

    Did you ever consider… DATABASE?

    • freshacconci says:

      Yeah, but “catalogue” is more associated with librarians than “database” in the popular imagination.

  10. Glindie says:

    So, the Codex Seraphinianus is a “poor” man’s Voynich manuscript? Cool.

    Anon #30…”d-d-d-database” would be *really* awkward, imo. Thus “c-c-c-catalogue”.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Librarians and Doctor Who references FTW! Excellent!

  12. Marilyn Terrell says:

    At National Geographic, our librarians take mud baths in volcanoes in Colombia:

  13. Jaan says:

    I’m so glad human civilization has progressed to the point where librarians are genuinely desirable.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Listen carefully to the lyrics: “Can use my, can use my,you can use my catalog (don’t forget the databases!)”

  15. saintlaurent says:

    Thanks for posting this video. It really made my day.

  16. Anonymous says:

    flippin’ sweet dog!

  17. David Carroll says:

    Of course librarians are seriously awesome! It’s a fact. Ask any librarian.

    Here’s another fact: Boys who don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses are idiots.

  18. freshacconci says:

    I’m lucky to be married to a librarian. This video is very nerdy in all the right ways.

  19. apoxia says:

    I used to be a librarian and it is true, we fucking rock.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Nicely done.

    I’ve been re-writing lyrics for my class to perform a Phys Ed based song to this same tune, and that semi-rap part is especially difficult to scan.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful share in a fun way, I think I’ll share this with faculty we train.

  22. Anonymous says:

    That’s just genius!

    I will be showing it at the next meeting of our Library Marketing group. I am also going to flag it up with CILIP and see if it gives them any ideas.

    Thank you so much for sharing it.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Don’t get caught in a bad hotel — more lady gaga – this time brought to you by the unions!!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    i like how almost everyone in the video is wearing glasses

  25. slithybrilig says:

    Great lyrics, Nancy Pearl, Awesome moves, and the CODEX SERAPHINIANUS!!!!! OMFG! My weekend, nay my week, is now totally complete!

  26. Bazilisk says:

    Oh, sweet. That’s one of the top choices in my list of places to apply to get my MLS degree…

  27. doggo says:

    Oh baby! Them are some seriously sexy women right there, I’ll tell you what! Gaga’s got nothing on them.

  28. Anonymous says:

    They had a Codex Sarafinianus…. i’m flabbergasted. My university had one, but it was stolen, naturally.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tell them they can find it for a relative cheap price (€89) in Italy.
      The editor is Rizzoli from Milan (Rizzoli, 2006, 384 pp., ISBN 88-17-01389-7). Serafini himself add 9 new pages as prologue to this new edition.

  29. spunky says:

    Haha, love the Doctor Who reference at the beginning. Great video!

  30. Joller says:

    If there were any justice in the world, librarians would be more celebrated, loved, and adored than Lady Gaga could ever hope to be. There is, because I’m celebrating, loving, and adoring them right now.

  31. Anonymous says:

    WhooHoo! My MLIS alma mater & adored professors!

  32. Ocker3 says:

    I’m going to forward this to the librarians at the school where I work, they are also awesome and will get a kick out of this. I have known many awesome librarians over the years, but my mother said I shouldn’t become one as I would spend all day reading the books. Which is probably true

  33. Mark Crummett says:

    Librarians RAWK!

    And I’m starting to like Lady Gaga more. Anyone who does a song _about_ librarians is alright with me.

  34. feuilletoniste says:

    Yay, a Dr Who reference! ‘This is my information detector. It goes ding when there’s stuff.’ (Substitute ‘timey-wimey’ for ‘information’ and you’re home and hosed)

  35. Anonymous says:

    And they ALL look like ‘librarians’… ;-/

    Clever…catchy…but still total ‘geek’ looking

  36. Anonymous says:

    This video was wicked awesome!

  37. kimnbri says:

    Werd to the nerdy chix! HAWT!!!

  38. Anonymous says:

    How did they get Nancy Pearl to be in this video?

  39. zikman says:

    holy hot librarians!

  40. Chuck says:

    All we need now is for ************** to do an in-depth analysis on this video like they’ve done on Lady Gaga’s videos.

    • Mim says:

      Oh the antelopes! The antelopes!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      We don’t allow links to hate sites, even if your intent isn’t malicious.

      • Chuck says:

        >We don’t allow links to hate sites, even if your intent isn’t malicious.

        Hmm. I guess I perceive them as more wacky. Although I suppose there are risks in constantly telling impressionable people that the world’s a demon-haunted place. Maybe I only find it funny because I’m not insane … well, actually, I am, but …

  41. Patrick Dodds says:

    This reeks of meme.

  42. JohnRomeoAlpha says:

    Librarians, search, databases, dancing in the stacks, so many hot women wearing eyeglasses, so many books…I am completed by this video.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Cool. I will disclose in Brazil. Fabio Pinho

  44. klaatuu says:

    This is Sarah Wachter’s website where she talks about how and why she made the video.

  45. gladeye says:

    I’m glad I’m not in college anymore.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Yes, we do rock. Remember that a lot of us are facing layoff threats and severe budget cuts. Please let you city governments know just how much you support your libraries & librarians!

  47. Anonymous says:

    absoluty nice! mauro

  48. Anonymous says:

    Yes, indeed, THIS is the school my son will go to this fall! I love it.

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