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Okay; it’s cranky-pants time. And it’s about something that’s been bugging me for quite some time: the use or (more accurately) the misuse of my material.
Now it’s one thing to use the “Lipstick Librarian” moniker in one’s personal site–do a search using the phrase in Myspace and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to that. Heck; I even find it somewhat flattering.
But when someone decides to entitle their blog by using a very … Read the rest
Great. When I was sportin’ it not too many years ago, it was known by a different name: dork. And it wasn’t one that attracted a whole lot of favorable male attention, or any attention at all. Now it’s a de rigueur look of Hipster Nation.
Why do I bring this up? Because it’s the perfect illustration … Read the rest
To All My Friends and Colleagues:
I love you guys. You know I do. We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. We’ve even toyed with the idea of high-fivin’ each other whenever we see the little Christmas light bulb light up over a patron’s head after we’ve explained for the umpteenth time Allure does not count as a credible academic resource (though unbeatable when recommending a fabby concealer).
But please, for the love of all things bibliographic, do not send me another … Read the rest