Musings

Of Kitties, Pies and Handsome Boys

Does this happen to you two minutes before the end of your evening shift at the ref desk?

Think I’m the only librarian who’s lost a few pounds? Check out librarychick’s amazing progress.

Hey–if the Web 2.0 thing doesn’t get them beyond the security gates, maybe this will.

Am I the only librarian out in the internet ether tired of seeing the word “scrotum”?

What I’m Listening To: “The World’s Gone Mad” By Handsome Boy Modeling Read the rest

It’s All About the Commas

Think your love life is complicated?

A very happy Valentine’s Day to everyone in LibraryLand!… Read the rest

Book Hate

Now that the holidays are over, time to get back on track:

Question #3: What do you hate about books?

I have a surprisingly serious answer for what started out as a flippant question:

I hate the idea of the book as an icon, good or bad.

You know what I mean. The book is a symbol of education and class, more so than money since money can only give the appearance of acculturation. This should be a good thing … Read the rest

There’s No Such Thing as a Quick Question

After being sick for almost a month, I finally broke down and visited my doctor. The diagnosis? Acute Fergieliciousness. The treatment? Listening to Decemberists and Cat Power until the urge to wear my girl scout sashes as a halter top fades away. But until then, it’s best I continue the answers from my previous post:… Read the rest

If You Were a Annotated Bibliography….

My friend Jerry recently blogged about a questionnaire posed to the UIUC library school faculty, sort of a get-to-know-us-as-just-plain-folks kind of thing, rather than a we-can-dash-your-career-dreams-in-a-wink scenario that so many of us fear, particularly after wrestling with C Programming for two straight semesters…. But I digress.

Jerry’s responses are very entertaining, but it made me think: why hasn’t someone come up with questions we’ve been dying to ask of our colleagues? The ones that reveal hella more about us … Read the rest