Category Archives: LibrarySchool

Music Monday – “I wish I had carved my bad poetry/Into your back while you were asleep/A little something to remind you of me/A little something for her to hold on to”

I’m fascinated by coincidences and have had a few recently… Went to a housewarming party this weekend and a guy mentions the completely random fact that they ended up sitting next to a previous owner of their Regina home in a bar in Saskatoon, never having met him before! The same housewarming party was hosted […]

Friday Fun Link – What Screams Upper Middle Class?

[Edit: This post started as a way for me to share what I thought was an interesting Reddit post.  But then I had the idea to use it to talk about whether I found it interesting was because I identified – and was slightly embarrassed by – many of the points it raised. Re-reading this […]

YouTube Policy Changes – Censorship or Just Good Business Practice?

I think I’ve mentioned before that one of my highest marks in library school was, ironically, for the one class I took within our faculty but outside our department – a “History of Information” course that was offered through the journalism school. My final presentation in that class was about the future of online video […]

Over Ten Years Later…

…it’s crazy that people in library school are still reading my blog for fun and profit. (The question below was posted on a FB page for FIMS students/alum, another alum tagged me but before I could even dig around too much to look for the post this person wanted, another student chimed in with a […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – FIMS MLIS Student Council (December 2006)

I find it pretty funny that, as someone who was frequently a motivationally-challenged student, I ended up being the Academic Rep on two different student councils – both during undergrad at Luther College in Regina and later while doing my MLIS at Western in London, Ontario. But perhaps it’s similar to how I have often […]

10 Things I’ve Dealt With In Libraries That Aren’t Covered in Library School

Bat removal Poop on floor in public area (child) Poop  on floor in washroom (adult) Blood splattered across entire bathroom A kid’s Easter egg but full of drugs Arguments over $0.30 fines People who say “I pay your salary!” People who are *really* concerned about delays in getting their items on time.  (I’m talking “evil […]

The Opiod Crisis Is So Bad That Librarians Are Learning To Deal with Drug Overdoses

This article is from the US and talks about libraries in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco but I know firsthand that librarians and library workers across Canada and right here in Regina regularly deal with people who are drunk, on drugs, or occasionally even actively using on library premises in washrooms or elsewhere. It presents […]

Music Monday – “There are places I’ll remember/All my life, though some have changed/Some forever, not for better/Some have gone and some remain” (4000th Post Milestone!)

It’s pretty hard to believe but today marks the 4000th post this blog since I started it over a decade ago on February 25, 2006, a couple months after starting the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Western Ontario. I had always been into computers and technology from banging out programs in […]

FTRW 2017 – Day Seven – Tits

FTRW 2017 – Day Six – Motherfucker