Thursday, June 01, 2006

New stuff up at Meet Cleaver Theatre! Podcasts! New weblog updates! New contests! Go check it out! Now!

Okay. On to the library links...

Libraries and the Patriot Act, Part 6: we're not being melodramatic, as librarians really are being asked about patron records.

The World eBook Fair is coming on July 4th! Get your jump drives ready!

For the tech types: PC World counts down the top 25 worst ideas in recent technology. On a more positive tech note, Apple has instituted a recycling program for old computers.

ISHUSH takes on the issue of having an MLS degree vs. working at a library for several years (and being called a "paraprofessional"). I've always thought that library positions should be angled so that 3-4 years experience counts as much as an MLS. Library school can be a great way to learn procedures and management, but it's the job itself that teaches you everything.

And finally, some fun stuff: what does your birthday say about you? I never knew I was born under a new moon. Also, you can input your name and get more interesting facts. Apparently I'm an idealistic perfectionist, perpetually irked that the world isn't all it could be. Heh.

Tomorrow: links from others!

4 comments:

Cassandra said...

Re MLS vs experience, I'd say experience. Earning my library degree was a joke[No I mean it was a rich learning experience].

I know it's considered a faux pas to dis library school[especially if you are a librarian], but it was a complete waste of time and money.

Librarians tend to take themselves too seriously.

KneeDeepInCorpses said...

I would have to agree with our good lady Cassandra.

The actual living on campus thing was deck, being among the 3 sexiest STRAIGHT guys in the college of Info Science was also deck (which should clue you in on the male/female ratio), but the degree itself hasn't been much of a boon.

I am a library "director" who has just taken on the extra role of becoming the systems administrator for our campus and I still make less a year than the reference sluggo cleaning up human feces at the downtown public library.

Enjoy school while you can....reality is a biz-snatch

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Jenny Braden said...

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