The blog title is a lie. I'm not a librarian and I'm not in a cupboard. Yet.
I am currently in grad school and in the process of becoming a librarian. Why? I'll get to that at some point. But first, it's important that you realize how much I love lists. My love of lists is mainly the reason I love How I Met Your Mother (seriously people, if you haven't figured out that every episode is full of lists, you have a horrible attention span). And really, who doesn't like a good list? So that's pretty much what this blog is for: fulfilling my desire to catalog and organize things into a neat fashion. Am I ready to be a librarian, or what?
So let's begin.
Top 5 Responses I Receive When People Find Out I'm in Library School
- "Wow, you must really like books."
To which I respond with an emphatic, "Duh."
- "Are you going to wear your hair in a bun and yell at kids?"
No. First of all, way to subscribe to stereotypes, jerk. Second of all, my hair doesn't look that great in a bun fashion. Lastly, when I'm in charge of a Children's Section one day (fingers crossed), I hope it's super loud because it means kids are having fun. Who wants a silent library?
- "Oooh, are you going to be a sexy librarian? You'll need to get librarian glasses."
Ok, I do have the glasses, but only because Tina Fey is one of my favorite beings in existence.
- "You actually need a degree to sit around and read all day?"
We don't do that. Trust me, if that job existed, I would want it in a heartbeat. But there's so much more that goes into being a librarian; we don't just check out books. I'm blown away by the content I'm learning in school and how much time, work and energy goes into keeping libraries and archives up and running.
- Some variation of "Really?" or "Why?"
Why not? I wrote my grad school application essay on how librarians are the Power Rangers of the world. I would like to be a Power Ranger. The Pink one, please.