And just how does your average, dimly-aware-of-the-pop-culture-zeitgeist librarian use the previously blogged about music genre to her/his advantage? A few handy tips:
Nod Nod Revolution: The winner is the one who manages the most imperceptible head nodding while listening to Okkervil River. Team prize goes to the group who can exchange knowing smiles at the most obscure allusion to the Johnstown Flood.
My geek-chic-lovin’ friend strode into work the other day wearing a suspiciously new concert t-shirt. Not wanting to cripple what little pop-culture cred I have with a member of the microbrew ‘n felting set, I pretended to be down with my local rep of All Things Indie: “The Decemberists, I see.” Who says I’m not the master of the noncommittal comment?
Be careful what you select when you’ve got a love-sick, slightly psychotic librarian managing your branch….
This just in: Emilio Estevez as civilly disobedient reference librarian. Will we ever see the definitive film about courageous serials catalogers?
Also in: my almost-hometown newspaper contacts me for an interview, not realizing that I used to live in the almost-hometown. Hence no questions regarding my past life of schlepping Yankee Doodle Dogs for the local tourist mecca, despite my wheedling.… Read the rest