A librarian’s confession

As indicated, I have a confession: every month because of some perk from my ALA membership I get a copy of “Library Journal,” and everyone month, I throw it away. Well, I recycle it because I’m really, really into recycling. (Ask my roommates, I will pick things out of the trash that can be recycled and then scold them for it. They just love me.)

Ok, so the ONE time I read Library Journal is when they do the design/architecture awards because I like to look at the pretty libraries.

Ok, so the ONE time I read Library Journal is when they do the design/architecture awards because I like to look at the pretty libraries.

But every time I see if I either think 1) I should try to read this but it’s got sections like, “OMG!!! The Best New Psychology Databases for your Library!!!!!” and I just can’t get excited about that or 2) Why can’t I get “School Library Journal?” I read that cover to cover!

I guess that means that perhaps I’m not cut out to be a reference librarian or work at an academic library or really be anything other than a Youth Services librarian. And you know what? I think I’m okay with that.

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2 thoughts on “A librarian’s confession

  1. Doug Cooper says:

    I get “American Libraries” which I find to be much more informative. I thumb through the book reviews in LJ for non-fiction ordering/col dev.

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