Friday, April 11, 2008

Signs that you might be a librarian

1) When you watch Top Chef, you keep your Food Lover’s Companion nearby so you can look up any unfamiliar culinary terms.

2) It kind of bothers you that you only own the 3rd edition of the Food Lover's Companion, because you happen to know that the 4th edition has even more entries (6,700, to be exact).

3) You cringe when you see students using Wikipedia

4) You label many things, including your glass jar of lentils. As if they could be anything other than lentils.

5) You can’t remember whether the venerable Ma forced Laura to wear pink hair ribbons or red, so you find yourself flipping to the back of Little House on the Prairie book to look up ‘ribbons’ in the non-existent index.

6) You have your own reference section at home.

7) You may not use some of those reference books very often, but just knowing they’re on the shelf is extremely comforting.

8) When you hear people asking for something at the Borders information desk, you kind of want to butt in.

9) You enjoy the look of surprise that flits over people’s faces when you tell them what you do.

10) When your father asks you to help him find some articles on a topic, you ask if he wants to limit his query to peer-reviewed publications.

11) When someone says, “I wonder…”, you are filled with an overwhelming need to find the answer as soon as possible.

12) You always make it a point to tour the library in any town you visit.

13) You briefly considered naming your unborn child after the heroine in your favorite book.

14) When you hear someone ask for the location of the nearest bathroom, you automatically answer, whether they were talking to you or not.

15) You kind of want to go back and alphabetize this list.



Blogger Bearette24 said...

#13...would that be Laura, Anne or Francie? And does this mean you're having a girl??

5:34 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

This list confirms that I'm in wrong field. I don't know why I keep fighting my inner librarian!

Oh, and I had a professor---a professor!---use Wikipedia as a reference for her lecture today.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

7 of 15 ... what does that mean for me .........

6:09 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

You're all closet librarians! Mwahahaha!!! do not resisssssssst it...

B- we don't know yet. The big ultrasound is next Friday...

Lisa- I must schedule a conference call with your professor ASAP.

Jonathan- perhaps you want to get that masters in library science? Hmmmm?

7:51 PM  
Blogger Caffeinated Librarian said...

*laugh!* I fit all but the first two and that's only because I don't watch Top Chef. But I have been known to pull reference books off my shelves during shows to verify facts, so I think that counts.

Librarianship: it's not a job, it's a condition (and one that could perhaps be in "slightly insane").

8:22 PM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Wait! I can add #16!

16) When someone else references a magazine in their blog, you must do a search on that magazine and any closely related magazines before commenting on that post.


1:03 PM  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

resistance is futile - you will be assimilated.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

suzy- I am so busted.

4:01 PM  
Blogger R U Serious?? said...

You are SOOOOOOOO a Librarian!!!! LOL!!

8:12 PM  

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