Libraries in music

The new My Morning Jacket CD (Evil Urges) contains a great little song called Librarian, all about unrequited love for “the sexiest librarian”. Turns out Green Day has a catchy tune called At the Library, also about unrequited love. Jimmy Buffet has a song called Love in the Library.

What is it that makes libraries a hot spot for crushes? And, more importantly, is there a publicity opportunity for us:

Fall in love at the library …
with books, journals, movies, data, study carrels, classmates, librarians …

5 Responses to “Libraries in music”

  1. 1 Chris July 19, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Lorcan Dempsey picks up on the theme.


  2. 2 Chris July 16, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the comment. I like the Speed Dating idea … looks like a few others had the same idea earlier:
    Speed Dating @ the GT Library
    ALA: Library Speed Dating concept catches on


  3. 3 Carleton Place Public Library July 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    This is a really fun idea for promotion. It could work really well, or turn on us, I think. I must say we’ve had to break up some lip-locks by eager teenagers back in the stacks, but for the most part, this could be a great way to get new people into the library. Maybe offer a speed-dating night?


  1. 1 Oldies but goodies from 2008 « Feral Librarian Trackback on June 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  2. 2 Why (academic) libraries rock « Feral Librarian Trackback on August 31, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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