Tagged: work

shoes of the master

Muppet feet, originally uploaded by kendrak.

i bought those blinging shoes for myself yesterday. why? i wanted them. yes, those are gold metallic laces. i consider them a graduation present to myself- the only thing i plan on doing to celebrate my graduation.

that’s right folks, there’s a 97% chance that i graduated from drexel’s ischool with an ms in library and information science and an ms in information systems.

so what does it all mean? i’m a librarian. i have some free time. i need to get my shit together to be professional. i still wear ugly shoes to work.

why haven’t i been blogging?

Stephen Abram and Kendra, originally uploaded by newrambler.

i’ve been too busy with other things – like school, work, and going to conferences. see that? that’s me at internet librarian 2008 making a fool of myself with the outgoing president of SLA, stephen abram. despite trying to be more professional, such as getting more involved with SLA, i still can’t stop dancing like an idiot.


exhausted, originally uploaded by kendrak.

my blog has been anemic because i’ve been too tired to touch the damn thing. the last quarter was rough and just as i finished my coursework, i had to run up to seattle for sla‘s 2008 annual conference. it was pretty much a week of meetings about library stuff, but now i feel dedicated to the profession.

i’m back in the bay now, working on the new quarter, and not sleeping enough.

i should post something about germany later, since they’re making me happy. but that’s it.

bad day

yesterday was terrible. i left work at 2:00 with a fever. i stumbled home and napped on the couch, feeling myself getting sicker and sicker. at the height of it i had a fever approaching 102, which is hot for me since my normal body temp is 96. i was miserable.

this morning i went to work and tons of stuff went crazy and i have too much to do before i drive to santa barbara tomorrow. then i found out i missed an important meeting from being sick yesterday. the real sign that today suck? my old mug, captain pervert had the bottom crack off as i was pouring hot water in for tea. boiling water hit my crotch and i let out a huge yell. i have some small burns but then i had to go home and change. ugh. so long captain pervert, it was fun.

back to indexing.

my night with geeks and gadets

i’ve got some downtime before i head back to the conference center to do lord knows what. i think i’m attending a session about gadgets and gaming, but going home and watching law & order sounds pretty appealing. i’ve been up since 5:00am and pretty much on the go all day. the good news is that i finally finished last week’s homework. there were so many times i was tempted to as some of the people around for advice on which database could help me track down the answers for class, but that would be cheating and i don’t want to look like such a library school nerd.

today’s sessions weren’t quite as good as yesterday’s. i did go to a couple geared towards corporate libraries, which made me sort of want to work in one even more. i also sort of want to stay where i am and push through lots of changes that will help people, but it’s hard to really know what the best idea would be right now. it’s all a bit premature since i haven’t graduated school yet.

earlier today i talked with a blogger who was sitting against a wall, charging her laptop, and killing time before the taxonomy session. it was pretty refreshing to talk to somebody who isn’t insane for second life but also isn’t a technophobe.

right now i’m at a coffee shop and half the people here are from the conference. it’s funny because some high school kid asked us what internet librarian was about, and the best we could come up with was a vague “librarians who use the internet”. it’s a diverse bunch of people here. i should really start my library blog so i can discuss it more and pretend to be like the annoyed librarian, but i haven’t gotten off my duff.

i did make a facebook group for work and invited some gradstudents (who were my friends). already people have joined that i didn’t invite, so i consider that one victory from the conference. let’s hope i can keep it interesting. i’m just waiting till people outside of berkeley join. i guess that will be the real victory.

ok, off to go see these gadgets and dream about crackberries. tomorrow, i’m going home!

[tags]il2007, librarians, facebook, work[/tags]

confessions of a library 2.0 nothing

i’m sitting in “bloggers alley” here at IL2007 (as the cool kids are calling it) and i can’t help but think it should be called “boogers alley” and then i think that i might be too immature to be here. it’s weird. there’s been lots of talk about web 2.0 applications, and alot of it seems like old hat. i wonder if it’s because i’m on the younger side of people here or if it’s because i’m secretly a library nerd. i keep seeing all sorts of library bloggers that i read, but i’m not really into this networking thing/too shy to talk to them. i did make one new contact today, which was nice. we’re friends on facebook now, which makes it official.

ok, time to learn about more 2.0 stuff and try to schmooze.

[tags]il2007, librarians, blogs[/tags]