Aardy R. DeVarque (aardy) wrote,
Aardy R. DeVarque

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Workin' for a livin'

I've noticed that answering "So what do you do?" with "I'm a librarian" when you're a 30-something guy tends to make people's brains go -pfft- due to deeply held stereotypes involving hair buns, granny glasses, and sensible shoes. Alternatively, people hear that and think that I answer questions all day long from the general public, which is almost as far removed from the daily workload of a cataloger such as myself as the hair bun is.

This'll probably bore most of you silly, but my work life is a side of me most of my friends haven't really seen and aren't likely to see, so I thought some of you might be interested in a peek at the man behind the curtain, as it were.

Helping a library student with some homework on the Dewey Decimal Classification system

Same student, more Dewey questions

If you really want to see some library geekery on display, there's always the dewey_blog, the librarian action figure (and the new deluxe version!), and the very funny Unshelved webcomic.

There's your glimpse into the mind of a library cataloger; time to go back to the random fandom geekery, politics/current events, tales of home life, and observational humor of the rest of your friends list. :)

Feudalism: Serf & Turf
Tags: ddc, dewey decimal classificiation, geekery, libraries

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