Hello, I'm a baby librarian. This is the Tumblr with fun stuff that corresponds to my words blog, Contrary Librarian.
For whatever reason I’m feeling really bitter, right at this current moment, about the fact that my library school offers next to nothing by way of instructional design. With librarianship shifting more and more toward teaching more than one patron at a time about information literacy, it baffles me how SILS has not recognized the importance of providing students with a solid foundation in education theory and instruction best practices. I’m incredibly lucky in that my job basically doubles as a supplement to library school, with training in instruction and more included, but many of my classmates don’t get that same experience. It just infuriates me.
Tumblarians, do/did your MLS program provide any classes on instruction? What did you learn? What did you read? How useful were they? Inquiring minds must know.
Nope, nothing at all, and this is something I’ve raged about too. Because I can’t teach. I have no idea how to even begin to go about doing it, and as such I’ve doubted my choice in career path more than once.
Template for Preferred Name/Pronouns Letter to Teachers:
Dear Professor [name],
My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.
Help Me Move Out Please
My name is Fobazi, and I live in the great state of New Jersey, and I just finished graduated from Rutgers University. For the past two years, I have pursued a Masters in Library Science, and I recently got a full-time job.
But the job doesn’t start until after Labor Day. So my immediate need is for funds to move out of my house.
Right now I live with my mother. She makes home a very unsafe place for me to live. She is an extremely conservative Christian and a pastor and constantly derides my “choice” in sexuality. On top of that, she constantly takes all of my savings.
At this moment, I have less than $50 to my name because my mom found my hidden savings. My job doesn’t start until after labor day and I wasn’t able to work this summer due to immobility.
So with this, I am asking for the kindness of others to help me save up $2400 to pay the security deposit on an apartment.
All money donated will go towards a savings account I am setting aside explicitly to save for an apartment. Any extra funds past my goal will be put towards other necessities.
Any and all reblogs or signal boosts are super duper appreciated!
Hey team, one of our own needs a hand! Help out and spread the word as you’re able.
I don’t have the funds but reblogging for those who might.
As librarians, we will never judge you. We would never judge you. We sideeye those who do.
I don’t give a shit what you read! Erotica? I’ll get it for you. Obscure manga? OCLC to the rescue. That one book with the blue cover and the thingy? I will go down a black research hole for you and then I will put a hold on it.
LIBRARIANS HAVE NO SHAME. WE DON’T CARE.