So I have another writing gig! I'm going to be a blogger for the official iSchool blog, called "Information Space." My first post is Dance Librarians: Mythical Creatures or Merely Extinct?
I am, of course, thrilled and delighted and honored. I mean, the fact that they gave me a chance to write for them after reading this blog is pretty astounding, and I am truly humbled. But will I give up Gonnabe Librarians for the hallowed halls of the academy? Hell, no! And do you want to know why? I'm sure you're just dying to know. I can hear the crickets, which is a clear indication of a tomb-like silence, which means maybe all y'all have died already....Do you sense a theme lately?....Anyway, when I got the official word that I would actually be allowed to write for the iSchool, they said they had only one hard-and-fast rule: no swearing.
To which I replied, "WHAT THE FUCK?! Isn't this a university? And a library school? Don't they uphold the rights of free fucking speech and no censorship and shit?!"
I didn't really say that, because I'm not a total moron. But I thought it for a second, before I rememebered that the iSchool has a reputation to maintain, and they need to be professional. And this blog is SO NOT professional it's ridiculous. I mean, I won't even be able to point people to it when I start job-hunting, which kind of makes me wonder if I should maybe rethink the whole thing. Hmmmmmm. HELL, NO! I'M KEEPING IT!
Anyway, I hope you'll check out my posts on Information Space every week. I can't say what day or anything, because I'm not that organized. (Does that mean I'll be a crappy librarian?) But that's what RSS feeds are for!
And as for Gonnabe Librarians, I might take out that final 's' because right now it's just me, but actually I have a plan to get other students more involved. It involves stalking and video cameras, though, so I think I'll shut up now. And I'll plead the 5th if you have me arrested.