do you consider yourself a librarian?

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I know you do, but how can you square that with the needs of the individual book user? Answer me that if you can. HA!

Alan (Alan), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 10:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink


MarkH, Tuesday, 27 August 2002 10:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The answer above is why I do not consider myself one.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 10:51 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Because I really need to convince myself that I didn't practically kill myself going to graduate school so that people could make the "Shhh!" joke.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 10:56 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

yes sort of, in that I work in a library. But, as previously mentioned, qualified librarians are very touchy about anyone but qualified librians calling themselves a librarian.

as a service industry, the customer is king.

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 10:56 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

death to the "shhhhh" joke!

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 10:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

as a service industry, the customer is king.

Alas that sometimes (not all the time) the customer is a stuck-up unfeeling tyrant.

(A library but not a librarian, me -- but having tasted grad school and its pains in another context, I empthasize).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 11:08 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No, but some of my closest friends are librarians

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 21:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ask me when I've finished my thesis.

650 _0 |a Dissertations, Academic.
650 _0 |a Writer's block.
650 _0 |a Unfinished books.

Benjamin, Tuesday, 27 August 2002 22:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry if I sounded neurotic and humorless, I'm just having a really bad day today.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 27 August 2002 23:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yuck Do not read if you like librarians.

rosemary (rosemary), Saturday, 31 August 2002 02:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Rosemary, "Library Science" is probably an unfortunate term. I have an MLS and I certainly don't see it as being anywhere close to being an academic achievement comparable to becoming a doctor or lawyer, or for that matter, getting an MA in, say, History. I never really saw it as other than a glorified trade school, a necessary step in joining the librarian guild.

The most useful things I learned in library school weren't theoretical. But I did actually use some of the skills I picked up in taking classes in online searching. Granted, that material could have been learned outside a degree program. If you are going to go into technical services, especially cataloging, there is a lot of detail-oriented training you need to pick up. If you are going to go into reference work, it's useful to be familiar with major information sources for several subjects, before going on the market as a librarian.

DeRayMi, Saturday, 31 August 2002 11:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Incidentally, a large number of library patrons seem to find it very hard to re-shelve books where they belong. What does it take to shelve a book correctly? Evidently, whatever it is, much of the public doesn't have it. I don't consider it a science myself.

DeRayMi, Saturday, 31 August 2002 18:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

fifteen years pass...

I dog-ear my books. I don't think a librarian would do that.

Wes Brodicus, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I do consider myself a librarian, but my local library does not agree with that self-assessment for reasons that are unclear to me.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 February 2018 16:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Maybe YOU'RE on the wrong side of the counter, sir. Did you think of that? Maybe I'M calling security on YOU.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 February 2018 16:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i am a librarian. books are meant to be read wes don't sweat it

marcos, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Library cards!? What's next, a toast card to make toast?

jmm, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I blame your local perverts, nothing to do with us.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Answer for your cohort this is not a sectarian issue

Simpson L. (darraghmac), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

i think at least 50 percent of my friends work in libraries. this is prob a sign that i should've followed that path also, right?

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

it was probably us xps

marcos, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

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