Every once in a while its good to be able to take a step back, look at your profession, and laugh about the quirks that can create a bond with other that do the same work you do. And I’m not talking about being rude or blunt in anyway. This is the purely humorous kind of funny that I’m finding more and more common as I continue to meet librarians.
The Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette blog is just the pale to go for this type of humor. The blogs tagline alone is enough to get a small chuckle… “A Polite Librarian is a Good Librarian.” Recently the two bloggers who contribute to the site, Sal and J, have had a series of posts related to Library 2.0 and the Internet Librarian 2007 Conference. Four of these posts are “Library 2.0, Believing in,” “Library 2.0, Embracing,” Wikis, and “Conferences, Blogging.”
And of course I have to quote my most recent favorite, as I had an experience with the same situation….
Librarians should not waste time preparing for library instruction sessions. It is a law of librarianship that a teaching faculty member will always ask something random and unrelated of you in the middle of your guest lecture to the class. With little or no warning, you’ll be asked to spend 30-45 minutes demonstrating how to do mail merge in Microsoft Word?”