The Naive Librarian Award Goes To…

After an intense (?)
build-up, the Spirit of Librarianship Award goes to… (drum
roll)…me.  Without being too egotistical, I'm not too
surprised.  I heard I got more nominations than some people got
votes, I was the only one from first term nominated (and only the
second first-termer to win it) so I got lots of votes from classmates
while other nominees had to split votes between their cohorts. 
Plus a little bird told me the other day that I should definitely 
come to the “Destressor” so I had a pretty good idea how it might go
down.  But until they announced my name (as I sat with a mouthful
of samosa) I didn't know for sure of course. 

I have so many thoughts on this, let's see if I can get to them all…
– my personal compromise with my whole ambivalence about the award was
that I asked the committee if I could accept on “Behalf of the Class of
January 2006”.  (They said it wouldn't fit on the plaque.)
– I also wanted to accept it on behalf of the other nominees which I
think I sort of managed to say in the rambling speech I gave.  On
one hand, it's just a silly award.  On the other hand, it's pretty
important thing and it's too bad there have to be winners and er, not
winners for something like this. 
– I also tried to say that I thought the award was sort of a way of
identifiying people who thought being a librarian was more than getting
a piece of paper, more than getting a good paying job.  (I was
talking to someone after I heard I was going to be nominated and joked
that this award was for “The Most Naive Librarian” – someone who
believed in libraries on a very “kumbaya” level.) 
– Quinn's gone forth and organized a movie night featuring *The
Aristocrats* for Wednesday night at 5:30pm and I think everyone reading
this should attend if they can – it's a great film.  I managed to
give a little preview of the joke and a plug for the movie night during
my speech. 
– this has nothing to do with the Award but I managed to fill out two
extra anonymous entries for the Book Zine near the end of the Destressor but I think it will be easy
to recognize mine.  They're the ones with beer spilled on them.

It's 2am and I've just woken up for a power nap after drinking an
outrageous amount of beer at the Destressor.  I've got to polish
my 501 Annotated Bibliography now but when I get a chance, I think I'll
try to type up a “what I would've said if I'd put a little more thought
into it” Oscar-winning acceptance speech. 

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey Dammit you deserve it! 2:08 AM and cataloguing essay never been more ……….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Posted 11 Apr 2006 at 6:08 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Congrats!
    I can't believe your only the 2nd first termer to get it – it always seemed to go to a first termer since you always know each other better and are closer and as you said the others have to split votes. Wait in fact I know you are at least the 3rd 1st termer, ok, well maybe it's not a fact.

    Posted 11 Apr 2006 at 2:32 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    …are you…dancing on the speakers in that photo? Elocuting on the bar? Debating on the table?
    Congrabulations.

    Posted 11 Apr 2006 at 7:59 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    I'm only going on what Sabina told me re: second first-termer to win it (I think she may have been the first.) But they don't really give you more than the names of previous winners on the Student Council web site so it's hard to know.
    And that's a photo of me trying to convince the other students to rebel and take over the bar. Just kidding, it's a shot of me giving my acceptance speech, such as it was.

    Posted 13 Apr 2006 at 9:09 pm
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