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.
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.
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.”
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.