If you’ve tried to leave a message over the past couple of days and gotten an error message, it’s because I’ve been playing around with my comment-spam settings. I changed some settings, and hopefully real people (not the lovely online poker, texas hold ’em, or tigerspice jerks) will be able to leave comments now.
Tomorrow I’m teaching a class for some library interns. I get to lead discussions on stereotypes and anti-stereotypes of librarians. Last year when I did this session, I had a blast. This year, I’m going to show snippets from Desk Set, It’s a Wonderful Life, Party Girl, and Buffy. We’ll also look at a few children’s books (Miss Rumphius, The Library, The Library Dragon, and The Librarian from the Black Lagoon) and read passages from adult books (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett). It should be pretty fun to see what the stereotypes all have to say about librarians, and if the interns’ actual experiences with library workers support or negate those stereotypes.
They also had an assignment to find and read some librarian blogs, and to think about how those blogs might help them in library school as a student or on their jobs as a future librarians. After I find out what blogs they found, I’ll be sure to let link them from here.