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Monday, October 17, 2005

Universal Control


A wise man once told me that the people that are attracted to the library profession are the ones to watch out for because they are the people who crave universal bibliographic and informational control.

Basically, we want to rule everything. And we do. Quietly.

But I've been thinking lately that although I do enjoy having that kind of power, being in a school library where everything is in a shambles works out great for me. I'm pretty sure it's because all my effort and time goes into making this library usable, engaging, and fun, despite the horrible shape it's in. I enjoy the interaction with the kids and working with the teachers on their projects.

So although my library is a monarchy with an industrious slave* trade, and although I get to be the Queen/Czarina/Empress/Goddess with everyone else conducting the menial tasks of shelving and checking out books, I'm happy that I don't have universal control. 'Cuz then I'd have to keep it.

*Read: volunteer

PS- For those of you wondering, the picture in the "What I Am Thankful For" post is the real Nancy Pearl, not the wannabe.
PPS- Two of the spider crabs were dead this morning, belly up in the tank. They looked even more sinister in their death than alive. I was a little surprised they didn't have little cement blocks on their many legs.
3rd PS- I'd just like to add that the Franz Ferdinand concert Saturday night rocked me like a hurricane. Woo!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

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11:52 AM

 
Blogger Hideous_Kinky rocks hardcore!

You write a lot...
That's a good thing...
I'm sure you make people feel good and appreciative. That's very admirable!!
Very much unlike my obsession with pom-poms.

8:00 PM

 

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