Well, now that it's Lent I've given up Facebook and have to fill my down time on the internet somehow...what a better way than getting back to blogging? It's been nearly 7 months since I last blogged, and I have new things on my mind now in the library field, like thinking seriously about job applications, opportunities, etc. It's exciting, albeit a bit overwhelming! I decided that I need to get some business cards soon, because I have heard that the key to job hunting (especially in this area full of libraries and librarians) is networking.
I am taking a class this semester (my last core class) called "Libraries and Society." We talk about deep thoughts...like "what is information?" and "how can librarians become empowered?" Some of it is very interesting and thought provoking, some of it is like knocking your head against the wall, talking about things as if they are important, when they are really just silly. This comic strip from Unshelved was sent to us from a classmate, and I think it accurately describes some of the more exasperating "debates" among librarians...err, information professionals. :-)
These [technologies] rank 'among the
marvelous things' – inter mirifica – which God has placed at our
disposal to discover, to use and to make known the truth, also
the truth about our dignity and about our destiny as his children,
heirs of his eternal Kingdom."
~ John Paul II, THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT