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2013 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

Time is running out to get gifts for the insufferable librarian in your life. With help from Etsy, the 2013 edition of the Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide has your back.

Click here for the 2012 guide

Click here for the 2011 guide

Click here for the 2010 guide

Click here for the 2009 guide

For the librarian who would like to be a cat:

“Just sitting here by the roaring fire reading a book. Meow’re you doing?”

For the librarian who likes The Hunger Games:

“Well, due to this blanket, I guess I’m committed to Team Peeta now.”

For the hobby-less librarian:

Question 1: Leia? Question 2: Leia?

For the librarian who likes to go incognito:

I just like the idea of a librarian wearing this while conducting a reference interview.

For the librarian who likes to decorate:

“We need something to decorate this library. Get on Etsy and find something – and don’t be all picky about being able to see what it is.”

For the librarian who’s always promoting literacy:

*Crude joke alert*

Shoot – I should have put that before the picture.

For the librarian who’s name is Frida:

The wig makes the doll.

For the librarian who would like a librarian coming out of his/her mirror:

Really, I have a hard time imagining a decor this wouldn’t mesh with.

For the librarian who’s a little too into librarian stereotypes:

This one is truly a lump of coal.

For the librarian who likes to make things clear:

“In case you weren’t aware of what I do, please direct your eyes to the top of my head.”

For the librarian who would like to own the smartest elephant in the world:

Things with librarian glasses on them make up 75% of the total products on Etsy.

For the librarian who’d rather be Tupac:

“Oh, you want a book?! You want a book?! Nobody checks out a book from my library!”

For the librarian who’s deep:

The sparkle letters make it slightly less deep, but still pretty deep.

For the librarian who’s a little too into A.R.

You might actually get punched for this one.

I hope you found a little something for the librarian in your life.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Love this, Travis! Thanks for the morning laugh.

  2. These annual lists always make me laugh. I WANT the book hat.

  3. Love it! (I feel like the photos should be linked to their respective Etsy pages? I kind of want to buy some of these.) :)

  4. I really, really need to get that smart baby pin for our 15-month old… because if it is true, she is a big-time brainiac. Awesome list, Travis!

  5. I’m afraid that cat portrait just stole my soul…

  6. Your list is so funny! Thanks!

  7. Irish Advantage says:

    I just snagged the last Pooping Unicorn pin. Whew!