Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: Do you use your super librarian info seeking skills for good or evil?


Thanks for the question suggestions, everyone. A few of them were similar to previous ones so be sure to check out the archive here. And a special thanks to Kt for today’s choice.

You’re a superstar searcher. You seek that information like NO OTHER. But let’s be honest…have you ever looked for info about someone before/after meeting them? Do you do it a lot? Do you go classic and look them up on Google or do you have elaborate algorithms to find them? Tell us. Don’t be ashamed!

Definitely both. I’m like that super hero that’s not quite 100% moral/not evil all the time. It’s also like a really fun challenge to see what you can dig up even after the patron leaves/the trivia question has been asked/that friend-of-a-friend has been found. 


NYT: What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?

TEJU COLE: I have not read most of the big 19th — century novels that people consider “essential,” nor most of the 20th-century ones for that matter. But this does not embarrass me. There are many films to see, many friends to visit, many walks to take, many playlists to assemble and many favorite books to reread. Life’s too short for anxious score-keeping. Also, my grandmother is illiterate, and she’s one of the best people I know. Reading is a deep personal consolation for me, but other things console, too.
Teju Cole, “Teju Cole: By The Book” A New York Times Q&A, March 6, 2014  (x)