Thursday, 14 November 2013

The one where we share our diary #40 (final)

Wednesday, August 7, 1991

A very boring lecture today about library history in medieval Europe. The professor spoke in a very low, monotone voice which was very boring. Halfway during the lecture the professor fell asleep while looking up a reference. We all tiptoed silently out the room and let him snore.

Thursday, August 8, 1991

I wore my “Have you hugged a librarian today?” t-shirt. So far I did not receive any hugs. I did get 9 weird looks and an empty coffee cup thrown at me though. 
But one day, people will respect and love us librarians, as we rule the earth with our powers and they will wish they treated us better!


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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The one where we share our diary #39

Tuesday, August 6, 1991

We had to practice our weeding skills on the library school’s practice collection. I secretly hid the books I had to weed under my desk and took them home. I will catalog them for my own collection, label them and then shelve them. No book should go unshelved.


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The one where we share our diary #38

Monday, August 5, 1991

Today we start our first classes in collection weeding. I am still struggling with the concept of weeding books, as every book has a soul and it’s just waiting for someone to loan and love it.


Monday, 11 November 2013

The one where we share our diary #37

Friday, August 2, 1991

Today we had a guest lecture from a computer sciences professor. He predicted that computing power would make full text searching possible for people in a few years.
That sounds like a silly idea to me. How would you get good results from a computer without a proper index, thesaurus and a boolean search string? No, searching computer databases will only be for highly trained library professionals. We are the high priests of information retrieval and mere mortals will worship our god like skills.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

The one where we share our diary #36

Thursday, August 1, 1991

We were debating whether or not librarians should wear uniforms at school today. Most of my classmates were all in favor of wearing whatever you want and were dead against anything uniform. I think uniforms have many benefits: they show who’s boss around here, you never have to think about what to wear to work PLUS we can establish a system with emblems and stripes. Like generals in the army, I want a system so I can show off with colored labels how great I am in indexing, referencing and shelving.


Saturday, 9 November 2013

The one where we share our diary #35

Wednesday, July, 31, 1991

I noticed relaxation tapes with sounds of birds, dolphins and other nature sounds are quite popular. For librarians I have made a relaxation tape with sounds of book shelving, quiet turning of pages and shushing.


Friday, 8 November 2013

The one where we share our diary #34

Tuesday, July 30, 1991

Every month we need to hand in a paper about a library related topic, discussing the issue from different sides based on our own desk research. I found a great topic this month: “Why we should institute corporal punishment for patrons who repeatedly return their books late”. I expect some good discussions.