19 July 2004

Library School

My teachers (all white) have been:
a hip (now pregnant) Hungarian special collections guru who was supernice and sometimes wore glasses;
a computer nerd (he agrees) who wore glasses and was nitpicky, to say the least;
a lazy Merchant Marine librarian with a thick Greek accent;
a glasses wearing romance-novel-loving lesbian;
a hip middle-aged woman with a terrific energy and a wonderful passion for libraries and books;
a Jersyite obsessed with Jasis and the intellectual world of library science;
and a 60-something with short blonde hair, small thick glasses, earrings that look clip-on, and sensible shoes.
The last teacher lullabyes me to sleep Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. She has a kind grandmotherly voice, perfectly manicured nails, and rarely moves from her seat during class.

I wonder if an MLS will make me happy. I'm exhausted, wishing I weren't just halfway through library school.

I miss childhood. Or collegehood. Or MFAhood.

14 July 2004

here's some of my favourite sites…

okay I am the webmistress, but it's rad!

a great website for finding hard-to-find books.

I use this site at least weekly…has terrific translation advice as well as articles and information about languages that are becoming extinct, etc.

if you haven't started listening yet, you will. I never thought I'd be into talk radio, but I'm totally addicted now…! yow! "unfiltered" is good, as is everything. I laugh like crazy during the randi rhodes show. you can listen over the internet, thru satellite tv, or over the radio.

music of all kinds. right now I'm listening to judge jules. amazing stuff, really. plus those cute british accents. yum!

my alma matter…this is the website with readings of waldman, ginsberg, and many of the other postmodern greats and others. terrific stuff. you can dl and then listen…!

some other news sources:
really funny political website, often featuring news fr the extreme left field. right on! I read daily…

I read this paper b/c it's written intelligently, and b/c it's good to know what's happening worldwide.

very funny…and I must break it to you, but although it seems true, it's a satirical paper.

another one of my fave sites. a good alternative news source.

you have to watch a brief ad, but it's worth it.