Of Seminars and Such
Did you know that librarians go to a LOT of seminars? Yes, it's true. We're not all boring-bookish-boring types, you know. In those seminars we get to talk about the latest in card catalogue technology, the decreasing amount of library books being borrowed per state, and the increasing number of librarians opting to become waitresses and or radio disc jockeys. (the last one is obviously a joke. But I'd never know.)
Last week I went to a great seminar that actually was a whole lot of fun-- I got to meet a lot fellow misbehavin' librarians(it seems I have created a small following because of this blog). After that it's all about the buffet, the endless pouring of drinks, and discussion of books worth reading.
I met one fella who had worked as an intern for a real estate company(which according to him, has the lamest library book collection he has ever seen in his lifetime) so immediately I asked him how was it like. He said it was a cutthroat industry, with everyone having the same goals and doing everything to get it-- in short-- it's not all glitz and glamour, people really worked hard and made sure success is a thing they'd achieve ALWAYS.
I do not know if I can fit the bill but it really is amazing how much I look up to these people-- managing books is far too different from managing land, property, a condominium unit, and people per se-- but I think with enough knowledge and streetsmarts, I'd be able to learn on my own. Plus there's always the internet. I mean come on. Everything is on the internet.I have all the goods to succeed.