I have a bad case of the Looming Deadlines, and so have been neglecting the blog with a fierce ferocity. However, I am one paper away from a master’s degree, and will immediately start posting after that.
I have some cool stuff in the pipeline: A book review, a reflection on Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Freedom, and an annotated bibliography of Doctor Who fan comics. Seriously, you should read this blog.
Until then, here’s a pretty picture of spring flowers from a recent trip to Butchart Gardens.
Erianthus grow in full shade!
Mostly cherry blossoms, tulips and hyacinths.
Much bigger minds than mine have tackled the subject of employment in libraryland, but it is on the forefront of my mind as I work on the last six credits of my Master’s degree.
A lot of people who currently have jobs are giving me well-meaning advice about the “right job” coming along, but I need a “right-now job”. Recent trends in popular culture point to positive thinking as a way of getting what you need from the universe, but I’m quite skeptical. Every time some family member or friend asks me how my job hunt is going, I feel like I have to smile and make it sound better than it is, when really I just want to break down and cry hysterically.
What do you think of this video?
Is there some way we can use our collective power to change libraryland for the better?