Author Topic: Perhaps I should have come here first.  (Read 1777 times)

Austin From Chicago

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Perhaps I should have come here first.
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:57:13 AM »
Hello from Chicago - I've already posted in other forums, but I'm going to use this opportunity to say hi to the FOTs here anyways.

Hi.


One thing I want to say is that the Best Show seems to attract a lot of librarians. I'm a librarian too. There's Laurie also and I remember a bunch of random callers who all said that they were librarians or library science students. I wonder why that is.

Anyhow, thanks.
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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 08:12:48 PM »
Librarians are the Joe Lunchpail of the academic world. Those eggheads would be lost without them (you)!

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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 09:47:25 PM »
I would have guessed Chicago was too tough for libraries.

Austin From Chicago

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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 11:54:10 PM »
I would have guessed Chicago was too tough for libraries.

You should see how we punish people who have overdue books. It's sick.
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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 03:05:17 PM »
I know a bunch of librarians in the Chicago area, some of whom are FOT's.

Hi!  We may have met before.

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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 01:53:23 AM »
Librarians are the Joe Lunchpail of the academic world. Those eggheads would be lost without them (you)!

Thank you! I agree. We're ham and eggers for sure. The public library, like The Best Show,  is a refuge for working class smart people. Laurie may be the exception that proves this rule. (Just kidding, Laurie.)

I know a bunch of librarians in the Chicago area, some of whom are FOT's.

Hi!  We may have met before.

Hi! Maybe - however, I work at a public library out in Romeoville, Illinois and I've only been professional for a couple of years. If there's a meet up in Chicago, though, I'm bringing my copy of AACR2 and getting it signed by all the other librarian FOTs, dammit.

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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 09:36:24 PM »
Anyone who mentions AACR2 on the FOT forum is my kinda person....I also work in the library realm as a cataloguer for a network of government libraries in Canada, so howdy from another member of the "academic joe lunchpail" set.
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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 05:48:55 PM »
Wait, librarians are working class? 

Is working class strictly a pay thing?
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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 10:34:45 PM »
Wait, librarians are working class? 

Is working class strictly a pay thing?

Not all of them, obviously - but how much would you pay a person who's getting tasked with  shushing people and attaching unwieldy objects to the men's room key?

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Re: Perhaps I should have come here first.
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 11:34:58 PM »
Anyone who mentions AACR2 on the FOT forum is my kinda person....I also work in the library realm as a cataloguer for a network of government libraries in Canada, so howdy from another member of the "academic joe lunchpail" set.

Nice.  I'm cataloguing in MARC AACR2 at UW-Milwaukee for my LIS field work. RDA's never going to happen, is it?
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