Last week was an early beginning to a season I love and dread: library conferences. Like death, taxes and Christina Aguirela’s latest body piercing, from now until September we librarians face the gauntlet of flat coffee, novel-sized Powerpoint handouts and ugly tussles over vendor freebies.
Some of the agony stems from librarians trying to tart up their presentations by giving them titles that upon close inspection, seem to be awkward plays on pop culture trends. As a professional, this endeavour should not be attempted unless the presentee has undergone decades of intense television viewing underscored by weekly meditation upon what I consider the bible of pop-culturedom: Entertainment Weekly.
My modest proposals:
- “I’m a librarian, bitch!!” Redefining the profession for the new millennium.
- When paper mold attacks
- World’s wildest serialized monographs
- Got grant?
- Top ten librarylicious makeovers
- Pimp my cubicle
- Show me the duplicate authority records!
and last but not least:
I think I’ve been watching way too much Dave Chappelle….