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Stump the librarian: Trivia about tomes

Contributed by Mystery Librarian November 19, 2013

Dearest readers,This week, JT writes in:1) What is the OU library system’s annual budget for purchasing new books? Has it been increasing in recent years? What part of this budget is discretionary, with...

Stump the librarian: Elephant in the room

By Mystery Librarian November 12, 2013

Dearest readers,This week a faculty member writes in:Assuming faculty can play along, where in the world is the source text for Disney’s Dumbo? Helen Aberson was the author. Harold Pearl may have been...

Stump the librarian: “What is the animal to human ration in the United States?”

By Mystery Librarian October 29, 2013

Dearest readers,This week there was the luxury of choosing between several intriguing queries—if yours is not featured here, fear not!  Your time will come. M writes in with “What is the animal to...

Stump the librarian: What the fox says

By Mystery Librarian October 22, 2013

Greetings, Ylvis  dearest Grizzlies:There were a few that heeded my call into the wild for the hardest questions around.  You have yet to even cause me to have even the slightest of palpitations as I...

Can you stump the librarian?

By Mystery Librarian October 16, 2013

Let me introduce myself: I am a librarian.  I wear no glasses, I do no shushing, and I don’t have enough hair for a bun, but I do admit a rabid fondness for good cardigan sweaters.  I am one of a devoted...

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