Chapter I – Page 1

Co-culture: breaking the negativity of stereotypes by embracing certain parts of them and rendering them to be a positive characterization of a group. Supposedly.

We still use fax because our superduper high tech copy machine has the email function disabled... sigh.
Beautiful drawing by my friend and colleague, Lolo. We still use fax because our superduper high tech copy machine has the email function disabled… sigh.

Librarians are called superheros, stewards of information, master searchers — Google with a heart and soul and people-skills. These people-skills allow me to either (a) yell over the din of crazy afternoon school-children to get them to lower their voices, or (b) figure out that said kids are just bored and to get them to quiet the heck down, pull them into a shotgun program of origami, storytime, craft, etcetcetc.
I don’t think I’ve shushed anyone in my entire career.
Funny thing about this is, my friend’s depiction of me as a Super-Susher is somewhat accurate, right? Despite not being literally true, somehow me, and her, and all the rest of our colleagues, have the wherewithall, the wit, and the people-skills to indeed quiet the inherent craziness that is found in a public space.

Plus, such a reification of that it makes me feel like a (mofo) ADULT doing thangs and getting thangs done.

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