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Kathy Griffin Has Nothing Over Me

In the past few months there’s been a preoccupation in LibraryBlogLand over the popularity of librarian blogs. Some of this is no doubt driven by the PubSub Librarian List. But the real genesis of our preoccupation? Why, none other than M. Crawford’s seminal LBR (librarian blog ranking) article Investigating the Biblioblogosphere in last September’s Cites & Insights.

Before I begin, I want to establish one thing: I think Walt has done us a great service by his relentless … Read the rest

I Am Sooo Over This Profession….

Why is being a bit jaded (professionally, of course) a good thing? Because being starry-eyed may also mean being starry-brained…okay; that didn’t come out the way I’d hoped, but you get the point: unbridled enthusiasm is great, but it tends to make one less than objective, something we can’t afford these days, particularly when we’re working with a population that seems to be having a few issues about objectivity themselves. Besides, is there nothing more embarrassing than a … Read the rest

My Library Romance

So what’s Library Adolescence? Like gay adolescence, it’s that period in a librarian’s life whereby everything (and everyone) has something to do with your incipient career. Can’t find any clean clothes in your closet? It’s because you’re too fixated upon digital preservation issues to run out and buy Tide. Your boyfriend moved out with your cats weeks ago and you’ve only just noticed? Blame it on your endless tirades about Michael Gorman and the Cuban librarians speech at … Read the rest

The Roundtable’s Over…

Some of you may have noticed that I’m not quite up on the posting thing as I used to be (“used to be” being sometime around mid-2004), especially when it comes to All Things Library. After dwelling on the hows and whys of my writers block at 3:00 am, or during interminable committee meetings (particularly those without free scones), I’ve come to an inevitable conclusion:

I’m over my librarian adolescence.… Read the rest

Librarian Niblets

As a public service for the new year, I give you semi-interesting librarian tidbits:

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