Monday, April 28, 2008

Coolest Librarian Job EVAR

Okay, so any librarian position that has this as a disclaimer is AWESOME.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

Librarian — Central Intelligence Agency

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Card Catalog - A Real One!

So a couple of weeks ago I was up at the state capital for some meetings, one of which was at the State Library. After I met with all of the people (very nice, too, incidentally) that I was supposed to, I was taken to the library itself to look around.

First observation: their computer patrons are the same as ours. Aroma and everything.

Second observation: it's a lot smaller than I expected it to be.

Third observation: they have an HONEST-TO-GOD STILL FUNCTIONAL CARD CATALOG. Most of the collection is computer catalogued, but they still have some maps that aren't, so they kept a small card catalog for those items!

I will confess to getting entirely too excited about seeing a card catalog. I wanted to hug it, but settled (for the sake of professionalism) for caressing it fondly.

God, I'm such a nerd.

Friday, April 04, 2008

REM Dreaming

So last night I had a dream that I (my dream character) was in college and Michael Stipe of REM managed to sneak onto campus incognito (this was back when I was actually in college, which means Michael Stipe still had hair) and he became my boyfriend. He disguised himself and went down into the courtyard outside my dorm to play guitar. People figured out who he was (duh) and we ended up having to live on a really big boat.

Peculiar dream. And ironic, that I have a dream about a member of REM while in REM.