Good morning, fair readers!
Two posts in two days? It must be an August miracle.
Totally like that. I know.
But the frontdesk secion of Library Journal made me pause this morning.
It mentioned a blog by the name of Baby Boomer Librarian. And a specific post called:
(which I’m going to repost here, hopefully he will not mind 🙂 )
- Do not allow out of the box thinking.
- Award only those that maintain the status quo.
- Blame people for failures.
- Call young librarians “cute” and ignore what they can really do.
- Tell them “NO.”
- Do not allow new librarians to try out different duties. Limit them to only what is listed in their job description.
- Maintain walls between departments.
- Demand unquestioning trust in what you do.
- Veteran librarians know best because that is the way it has always been done.
As a new librarian and a young librarian, this list struck a cord with me. I feel it should be read by all librarians and passed along. Hopefully you will find this as intriguing, and even somewhat comforting, as I do.
Again, have a lovely week.