Listening to grime and writing MARC records

just another Saturday night at GSLIS.

Anglo-American Cataloging Rule for “spirit communications,” which I learned today in class.  At this point I have ceased to take the situation seriously.

Anglo-American Cataloging Rule for “spirit communications,” which I learned today in class.  At this point I have ceased to take the situation seriously.

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Is this real life………….are…by any chance in GSLIS? (I am- and OCLC makes me wish for…

Indeed I am in GSLIS… well, the one at Simmons anyway.  And I am staring at OCLC like it is written in Klingon.  We cannot have been made for this kind of suffering.  When I worked in an archive in undergrad, the only time I used a computer was to look at LOLcats with my supervisors.  I feel as though I have been misled.

estherarens:

James Weinheimer: Conversation between a patron and the library catalog

The subject heading for this video is “making me question what I’m doing with my life.”

oh hai i have a library school blog nao. ↘
non emo post

So far I love library school.  Tonight I am grinding out assignments, and earlier I read a bunch of articles for my history class without getting bored or my mind wandering.  This makes me feel like an adult and a scholar.  I am joining a bunch of student groups and finally feel like all of my interests — history (and literature), rare books, social justice, archives, cultural heritage — are coming together.  This is a profession, a community, that I enjoy getting to know (despite the freak flags that are definitely flying high from some individuals) and am looking forward to joining.

Librarians are extremely plugged-in people, and it is exciting to know that my future colleagues know how to use technology to their advantage… like use Google Docs.  You would not believe the headache I went through at the Muskie School trying to use a Google Doc in a project group with two students attending remotely.  Blogging is huge for librarians and library students, so at the recommendation of Hack Library School I’m thinking of starting a library student blog.  The question is format - WordPress or Tumblr?  WordPress is more professional and promotes more text-based entries, but Tumblr is more…fun, and facilitates posting smaller things.  Part of the debate is that the title I want to use is available on Tumblr but not WordPress, because some dickbag registered all variations without actually putting a blog up on the latter.

Thoughts?

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