Thursday, July 30, 2009

I haven't participated in the "Day in the Life of a Librarian" project going on this week, but if you're a librarian, you should consider it!

The story about the Texas tattooed librarian calendar got passed around at work today, and a few of us considered suggesting a work-sponsored outing to a tattoo parlor. I think we may not be successful in our proposal.

Keeping with this, however, an article on the sexual tension within the British Library casually comments on the "intrinsic filthiness" of all librarians. Woo!

A posting on Metafilter led me to the Flickr Discoveries pool. This is what I really want to do with my life -- track down odd historical facts and find the occasional gem, like the photograph of Phineas Gage mentioned in the post. (Originally I planned on becoming a photo archivist, but I got sidetracked somehow.)

A CRS report on the uncertain future of newspapers (PDF) was posted on a mailing list I'm on...right next to a post about the new YouTube Reporters Center. Heh. There are strange times for journalists.

Lastly, a treasure hunt of sorts is going on at Google Books until August 5; I found out about it late but I think you can join in at any time!

Tomorrow: links from others!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jinnet! You must get back on track and realize your dream! You know, for. a. fact., that you would do it better than anyone else. It's what your were meant to do, your mission, your calling! Do it, sistah!

On another note, Loco Librians appreciate the instinsic filthiness of libraries.