Zombies and Librarians

I know Halloween is over, but the interest in (and threat of) a Zombie Apocalypse is ever present. But am I writing about zombies on my particular blog, you may ask? Well, for a class project we are currently working on we needed to  create an Annotated Bibliography for a reference need. Many groups in the class chose things such as a high school class that needs sources for a paper on American wars, or looking lessons for the new chef. However, being the coolest group (we planned the weekly library class happy hour, after all) we decided that a common reference need is to know how to survive a zombie-virus outbreak.

So  if you’re interested in Information Access/Reference projects, zombies, or librarians being chased by zombies in a library, check out this blog. But please keep in mind, it is still currently a work in progress, but it will be perfected and updated frequently. We also plan to continue it after the project/presentation is due.

ZOMBIE REFERENCE

Emerging from the Depths of Archiving School

Contrary to popular belief, I have not been kidnapped by angry reference patrons nor have I fell onto the metro tracks during my weekly hustle to my internship.

I have returned with a new perspective into the life of a graduate student and what life is like when you live and breathe library-related ridiculousness. However, at this moment, I am do to walk to “class,” today which consists of touring the building in which I in fact work. Thrilling. Unfortunately, this is the most thrilling this particular class is going to get considering the professor has not worked in a archive related field since 1995, his “digitization” examples come from the 1970’s and he often speaks of the way things were in the National Archives when Reagan was president (who, for the record, was not in office during my life time).

Fret not, though. I have this little treat:

 

WHEN PEOPLE SAY, “OH SO YOU’RE A LIBRARIAN”

Shark Week Ooh-Ha-Ha

Today is the day and I’m so freaking excited!!!!

IT’S SHARK WEEK!

Well tonight is (here’s a countdown!!!!)

At 9pm tonight a week of the best television ever and my life as a recluse will begin. I love shark week, I always have and not because I specifically love sharks but its just an epic combination of action, information and the typical guilty pleasure of watching train wrecks happen (can we say a whole show dedicated to gruesome shark attacks?).

This year it will be the 25th year of shark week meaning (I hope) that it will be  more awesome than ever. The only downside to shark week is that many of my friends refuse to go to the beach after. This year it will be quite understandable considering the sound has been full of all kinds of huge fish and even seals. And huge fish mean more seals and more seals mean sharks. We’ve been known to have shark sightings locally (nothing compared to the bull shark incident in New Jersey in the early 20th century) but I’m excited to find out what people see this year, especially with all of the crazy weather we’ve been having.

This year’s shark week will also be bitter-sweet. My dog, Dutchess, died this past

Such a regal shark-puppy

October and she was a main staple of Shark Week. And unfortunately I don’t think my rat Brisby will be too thrilled about dressing up for the occasion.

So I bid you all a Happy Shark Week and stand by for a post on my annual Shark Week Extravaganza, a party full of cupcakes, cocktails and cartilage-skeleton  creatures.

Ridiculousness… Just Because

Thinking about starting up this fall has really made me nostalgic about last semester. My roommates and I were careful about money so we didn’t have cable but that didn’t stop up from entertaining ourselves with a TV. We love the Discovery Channel (btw, SHARK WEEK STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!!)

this is what a college degree leads to