A couple of people emailed me things today I just had to share.
If you think you're bitter about librarianship, check out Dr. Tim's comments on a Chronicle article about a librarian holding office hours in an academic department. The comments begin at #8 and veer just a bit off topic. Dr. Tim, according to him, is a failed professor turned failed academic librarian turned successful psychiatrist. Of course the failures are all because of affirmative action and and socialist academics and all sorts of other evil machinations, and probably had nothing to do with a lack of ability or the fact that he sounds like a big pain in the ass. I'm sure he can prescribe himself some drugs that will help him calm down.
The second item I'm posting just to help all you librarians who need a job. Check out this job ad. A small town library in Illinois is looking for a library director, and they're offering good money: "$30,000-$36,000 (depending on qualifications)." That "depending on qualifications" cracked me up. Librarians work hard for their money. They're being picky, too. See the requirements:
"Bachelors degree from accredited academic university, MS Library degree preferred. Three years library experience in a position of responsibility Staff, financial, and facilities management, book selection and collection management. Experience working with boards, knowledge of library appropriate technology, Excellent leadership and communication skills."
And some of you complain that there aren't any library jobs out there. Shame on you.