For the right librarian, this is the chance of a lifetime.
I’m that librarian, Seth! And, unfortunately, there are no jobs for me because the state and federal government don’t yet share your vision for the library as the information/data hub of the local community. Please, Seth, tell me what to do. I want that job. I crave that job. I’ve done everything in my power to mentally and educationally prepare myself for that job. I’d do almost anything to have my great ideas be heard and implemented in the library. To work in a “Yes” culture, instead of a “we can’t afford your digital expertise” culture. I’m already doing that job for free because I see the value and I want things to change toward that end. But, it doesn’t yet exist.
I appreciate your proclamation, but we need more than that. We need dollars. We need legislators and policy makers to see what you see about the library. What would you be willing to do to advocate for the “next library?” I’d be happy to join you, if and when you write a bill or a petition, from the digital citizens, on The Potential Civic Impact of the Next Library.
Want 5 things to talk about this weekend with your nerdy little friends? Try this:
Posted as a comment on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour’s Facebook page.
My pop culture comfort food - Punk/Indie albums from 1994.
Green Day’s Dookie, Weezer’s Blue Album, Rancid’s Let Go, Offspring’s Smash, Bad Religion’s Stranger Than Fiction, GbV’s Bee Thousand, Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, Sunny Day Real Estate’s Diary.
That was a good year.
DONE Mgmt Plan turned in to Brooke Sat 9th
DONE IA Deliverable 5 (Lo-FI Wireframe) - Sun 10th
IT Network Connection Assign - Monday 11th
MGMT Presentation Tuesday 12th
IT Second Life acct - Weds 13th
MGMT Peer Eval Form - Sat 16th
MGMT Reflection Journals - Sat 16th
MGMT Team Presentation Eval Form - Sat 16th
IA Deliverable 6 (hi-fi wireframe) - Sun 17th
IA Revised 1-6 and Essay - Friday 22nd
IA Peer Feedback - Mon 25th
Most uncomfortable/revealing/mind-blowing/inspiration thing I’ve learned in libschool just hit me a few weeks ago: I don’t know everything about everything I’m interested in, and I don’t have to. I have a lot of ideas, real enthusiasm for the job ahead, and the capacity to learn and try new things.
Feels good to have that realization.
Here are five things for Spring!