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July 2012 Archives

Adult Programming at the Library

When asked to come up with some ideas for the Adult Summer Reading Program, to add to what was already planned, I struggled with how to appeal to a different library population. In our small town library, the same people...

For Me, a Library Job is Better than the Mall

The other day I set foot in a good old-fashioned mall for the first time in several years. It was almost lunchtime on yet another 90-degree day, and the mall was relatively empty save for a handful of folks meandering...

Oh, can’t anybody see? We’ve got a war to fight.

The past two weeks since my last update have been ridiculously busy. First of all, I’m at the point where I have been forced to sit down and start committing all of my findings to paper. I feel like the...

Pay We Must

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -Mark Twain Tuition is a small expense on the path to greatness....

Metadata and Street Art

Metadata and street art. These are very distinct "things," if you will, each with their own importance and meaning to those who are familiar with them, yet they exist in worlds that do not often crossover with each other, unless...

A Conversation Starter…or Stopper?

Last week I was discussing my library school escapades in two different situations with two very different results. The first interaction was with a seventy-year-old uncle who said “I don’t understand library school, can you explain it to me in...

Why Forbes is Wrong

So, if you haven't heard about the article Forbes.com released at the beginning of June, you're about to read all about it. The article is titled "The Best and Worst Master's Degrees for Jobs" - and guess what is the...

Adventures in the Social Law Library Archives

My unplanned foray into the world of law librarianship has taken yet another unexpected turn: I’m working in an archives at a law library! A few weeks ago, my supervisor at the Social Law Library told me that, if I...

Missing June

One month down and 5 weeks to go at my internship with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and I’m really starting to feel the time constraints. I am in the process of compiling a report for the...

One of those librarians...

I had the recent misfortune to encounter one of “those” librarians in a public library. You know who they are. You have seen them and they are everything we don’t want to be. We are (or want to be) the...