October 04, 2007

Why I need to go to grad school.

This morning at work I confiscated all of the dishes from my department's kitchen because people weren't using them nicely and cleaning up after themselves.

Mind, the people not cleaning up after themselves are all highly educated, so grad school won't necessarily help me avoid the embarrassment of having my dishes taken away by a secretary half my age. But it will help me find something more fulfilling to do with my time than figuratively withholding gold stars from the kids who haven't learned to use their good citizenship.

For the record, the grad student who works in the department office with me is a good citizen and I did, at one point, go and find a gold star just so I could give it to her. She displays it proudly on her desk. I'm not working in a school of education for nothing.

Posted by dianna at October 4, 2007 08:57 PM

I will tell you some wonderful things about grad school (which I'm sure Katie can add to). This weekend, I am having a conference call with other library students to talk about our group proposal on creating a Special Collections at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya and writing a Q&A article on a librarian I work with who worked in Tajikistan. It is awesome! Though also I have to take a mid-term. Sigh. On cataloging. I suck at fracking AACR.

Posted by: michele at October 4, 2007 09:30 PM

Should I be embarrassed that I have to ask what AACR is?

Posted by: Dianna at October 5, 2007 10:47 AM

not at all. i didn't know what it was before i started library school. see now you will be a leg up! it's the anglo-american cataloging rules. for cataloging books in a database. all sorts of rules about punctuation and ways of putting in data.

Posted by: michele at October 5, 2007 04:34 PM

oops. i should say they are rules for cataloging EVERYTHING, not just books.

Posted by: michele at October 5, 2007 04:37 PM