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response to article about Peter and librarianship

Well, to my dismay, my friend Peter saw the spike in his referrer logs and came on over to look at the thread on the blog entry I submitted.

He was bemused and I am aghast and horribly embarrased for this "community". I honestly don't know what to make of this place.

Cell phones in library

I'm curious about what other libraries have for cell phone use policies, if any. Ours has a No Cell Zone sign at the front entrance. People receiving calls usually head out to the lobby, but occasionally will just take their calls at their table, or hide in a bookstack or stairwell.

I've done it too.

I think that banning cell use is stupid in a library setting, UNLESS you have a silence policy or somesuch (we don't in our reference area). But what do others think?

Anarchy and libraries.

RE: the recent post here. No, I will NOT relax. It's more than whether or not people can download a movie for free.

Vonnegut article on Oil

Fellow Hoosier and Wise Old Man Kurt V. is at it again. Go. Read.

my birthday!!!

Use this to wish me a happy birthday! Yes, it's true. I'm 44 today. Man, do I feel old.


Well. The memo came out several days ago that there were going to be cuts at the seminary where I work (standalone seminary in the south). It's depressing naturally. But its feeling more than depressing too. No one knows who will go/stay.

It means that I have to screw up the courage (again) to look at job ads. I thought this would be the last place I'd work until retirement in twenty something years. Now I feel torn; have to do what is right for the family and all.

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