I’d love an apprenticeship instead of a MLS/MLIS degree. Librarianship is more like a guild than the academy. Unfortunately, I do agree with Andy that the MLS is here to stay because of the way that higher education is currently structured. Now, we have two options. We can keep advising every new class of MLS students to push through the degree like a chore and get as much experience as possible or we can revise library school curriculum to also prepare our future librarians."
Someone articulated all of my feels.(via missrumphiusproject)
I wish people would just succumb to descriptivism and get on with things.
We have our fandoms. We have our favorite shows to discuss at work (Game of Thrones, anyone?). But drop that facade for a moment, you’re among friends. What is your guilty pleasure show to watch? The show you watch for 7 hours straight when you’re home sick from work?
I watch a fair amount of embarrassing shows, but there are a few I will watch for hours on end.
1. Law and Order: SVU
2. Cooking shows, ESPECIALLY Chopped and Barefoot Contessa
3. House Hunters & House Hunters International. House Hunters to hate on the annoying couple that INSISTS on a bathtub, pool, 4 bedrooms, walk-in closet, granite, stainless steel, etc. House Hunters International to drool and wish I didn’t live in the suburbs of Chicago.
What about you?
I don’t have a television, just Netflix, so…
This time last year, I was beginning a summer full of work in my college’s library and thinking I should start a library blog to connect and reflect over library-related things. Then, whether it was because the library community is just so awesome or because I didn’t want to bother maintaining two blogs at once, what I first intended as a strictly librarious blog sucked the life away from my personal blog and has grown to include aspects of both.
Over the past year, I’ve thought and read quite a bit about what and how I might do as a librarian. I finished my time as a student worker and graduated college. I haven’t gotten a library job, but I did land a retail position, which I think will be a useful thing to have alongside my wait staff and theater experience. I did library tourism in Seattle, Victoria, and Puerto Rico. I made bunches of internet friends and acquaintances. I went to ALA Midwinter, met some of those totally cool people in person, and got thoroughly psyched about librarianship. I kept on tumblring and learning, and although it’s perfectly easy to waste hours on this site, I think I’m still better off for having started this blog. Right now, I feel that it’s at a bit of a low point in terms of library-related content, which is likely because I’m not having as many library experiences as when I started it, but that will change one way or another.
This time next year, I will probably be gearing up for library school in the fall. Between now and then, I may even find some kind of library job, or a job with a schedule that lets me volunteer at a library. In the meantime, I’ll have loads of librarianishes to talk with and learn from. My thanks to everyone who has made this such an engaging and educational community, Here’s to another year!