Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Session of Hell

2 core classes.
6 weeks.
6 - blog posts.
3 - issue papers.
2 - 10 page research papers.
2 - group projects: 2 presentations, one 10 page paper.
1 - web heuristic analysis: 3 page paper.
1 - IR analysis: 5 page paper.
1 - library figure analysis: 5 page paper and presentation.
1 - HTML/CSS/XML project.
It all adds up to one effing busy start to the summer. But its over and I can de-stress the rest of the summer until fall semester starts.

Summer is officially here and the dreaded SRP is back, the holds list for Twain and Steinbeck grew exponentially overnight. Also making a return are the Russian lifeguards, I noticed they're all from Kyrgyzstan this year.

I am going to attempt to read more(? can't technically be referred to as "more" when it's nonexistent) during my down time. I've placed holds on all of the "Worst-Case Scenario" series. I know it's not classic literature but it's a start and who knows when one will need to know how to survive a runaway sled or how to survive a riot.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Last Day of Summer Session...

One last assignment, one last paper, and one last group presentation this evening, and what am I doing before... Watching viral videos... FML.  This one brings back good old 8-bit memories, this guy has skills!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Two weeks to go until I get to see what the big fuss is about the ALA and convention.  What's better than a bunch of librarians herded together?  I think I'm looking forward to it mostly because my summer classes end that week.  Whatever the reason, I'm not sure what to expect.  Half the librarians I talk to tell me to join ALA (like there isn't a better way to spend my disposable income) and the other half say that ALA is a joke.

Friday, June 11, 2010

This Week's Winner is...

Patron # ....0852. The collections agency will be contacting you shortly.

Which reminds me, don't approach me at the desk and TELL me to forgive your fines. It doesn't work that way. You just end up coming off like a B, and you add to my jadedness towards every patron.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Library: a Woman's World But...

The library is really a woman's world, no argument about that. But sometimes it needs a guy, usually to do the dirty work. I've have gotten used to being the only male staff member in the library on a regular basis. So I have had my fair share of female coworkers coming up to me and saying, "Hey, you're a guy....(Enter male required task here). Like dealing with violent and/or drunk patrons. Or like in this instance, entering what I like to refer to as the "Danger Zone" AKA the men's public restroom. Men's library restrooms are some of the worst, except for one branch I worked at and I believe its because I was the only person who used it.