This was about to be one of those sorry introductions about how I haven’t blogged in weeks because this is such a busy time for people in the education field, and how even though I’m not in the classroom anymore I am just not in the mindset to sit down and actually put words on a page. … More What, you want a title too?
While some of you were digging your way out of a winter’s worth of snow yesterday, we in the southeastern states were battling the first badass thunderstorms of the spring season*. I was at work when the first one started. I haven’t mentioned this in a while, but I work in a POD, which is … More Now all I need is a cape
This is how over graduate school I am: on Monday night I spent a considerable amount of time trying to create a stick figure with a big butt. I did it, too, so the night was not a total loss. The key, for those of you now pulling out a pencil and some scrap paper, … More Analyze this
Having complained so vehemently about the hell that was cataloguing class this fall, I feel it is my duty to tell you I received my final grade for the course last night: A. Before you congratulate me, be advised that I didn’t learn anything in this class that can’t be “borrowed” from the Library of … More I’d like to buy a vowel
The books arrived. It’s safe to say we’ve all been in bookstores and libraries where there are lots of books. Thousands of them. Way more than 3593. But until you have 1) seen that many books come out of boxes, and 2) put that many books onto shelves, you have no idea just how many … More Pretend it is tomorrow, because I can promise you I won’t have time for blogging
That’s how many books are due to arrive here any minute now. They are packed in 140 “large boxes” (Large is such a relative term. I have visions of 140 refrigerator-sized boxes lining the walls and covering all the empty floor space). The representative from the book company will arrive with the books (I don’t think he will be in … More 3,593
I’m in class. Cataloguing class. A class I am paying almost a thousand dollars to take, and yet, here I sit, blogging. My classmates are doing other various and sundry non-cataloguing activities: playing games, instant messaging, talking about drinking games. Our professor is flipping through a magazine. If I am joking, may I be doomed … More This must be be what purgatory is like
On Monday my fellow media specialist* (henceforth known as MJ) and I were given the green light to order a third of the library collection planned for our new library. You know, the one at the new school, which is still a flat expanse of red mud? The one that probably won’t be ready for student … More Chicken soup for the tired, caffeine-soaked, homicidal librarian’s soul (now with additional information)
You get sore shoulders, arms, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles, that’s what. I went back to work today. I was overheard during our initial staff meeting, which of course focuses mainly on the teaching staff, making the following announcements to anyone in my general vicinity who would listen: “I’m so glad I don’t have a … More You load sixteen tons and what do you get?
Or people interested in the library profession. Or people who use libraries. I’d like your opinion on self-censorship. My focus is self-censorship in the school library media center, but any opinions about the issue in any library setting will interest me, so bring’em on. To get you started, here are some questions for your consideration: … More Attention librarians!