Slogans For Library School

This is a list of potential slogans to put on our class t-shirts last semester – provided by classmates, other students, faculty, staff, alumni, library joke sites and more.  Some are pretty obvious, some are in-jokes that only our class would get.  I've put the winning choice in bold and her personal favourite in italic.

  • 020.7 (This is Dewey for “Library & Information Science — Education”)
  • Embrace Your Inner (Book) Nerd
  • I Learned More in 3 Hours at the Grad Club Than 3 Semesters at Library School
  • I Went To FIMS (And All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt)
  • I'm Part of the Librarian Hegemony
  • Less Powerpoint, More Charisma
  • Librarians Have Nice Buns
  • Librarian In Search of A Metaphor
  • Library School 101: Shhhh!
  • Library School: Like Being Pelted With Popcorn
  • Maximum Access to Information
  • My Fate Is In The Hands of FIMS
  • Photocopier Expert
  • Putting the rarin' in Librarian since Jan 2006
  • Semester One = Anxiety, Semester Two = Anger, Semester Three = Apathy
  • Spider Web Tattoo = Prison Gang Symbol and/or Bad Library School Metaphor
  • “That's what the books say but what's it like in real life?”
  • We're All Fools For Rules
  • What *Is* Information? (or “…And I Still Don't Know What Information Is”)

Which one would you vote for?

2006-10-06 Update:
Rob Craig, who teaches LIS645 and is a former Student Council Chair, passed along a couple t-shirt slogan ideas from his time at what was then known as SLIS:

  • Dewey or Don't we?
  • Major SLIS Tool  (“back in our day” – man that sounds  like I'm old, the SLIS network had a link to all of the electronic databases called “Major SLIS Tools”).

2006-11-24 Update

2007-03-11 Update

  • Grad School Kills Creativity

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I personally enjoy, Library School: Like Being Pelted With Popcorn and Putting the rarin' in Librarian since Jan 2006, although in my case, it would be May 2006.
    Although, I was thinking something Informational might be nice, to help the public and library students alike:
    YES, you DO need a Masters to become a Librarian.

    Posted 01 Oct 2006 at 3:32 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Good one. Or how about “MLIS = MBA without the attitude”?

    Posted 01 Oct 2006 at 6:20 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    They all blow.
    You should use “Ac ekusa abze fisoba.”
    Means “You should be our victim” in Ro, the artificial language that Dewey supported.

    Posted 05 Oct 2006 at 4:50 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh pants.
    I meant “a priori constructed” language, you hardliner.

    Posted 05 Oct 2006 at 4:52 pm

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