Why am I doing this again?
I haven’t written for a while because of school. All I do is work and school and try not to get dizzy. Right now I should be writing a paper. It’s due in a few hours and I’m still doing the research. Relax, it’s only 1,200 words and it’s about websites, my specialty. I ran across a post on Closed Stacks, a library blog I follow. The author of the post talks about what we don’t learn in library school, which is pretty much anything of practical value. This exact topic has been on my mind lately, mostly because one of my classes this semester started out as something semi-practical and interesting only to devolve to the point that I hate it, I’m learning nothing other than how to try to pass a class, and hoping it doesn’t screw up my GPA. I’m mid-way through the program and wondering why am I doing this, again? Oh, I’m going to finish because I want my credentials. How am I going to boss web programmers and developers around if I don’t have an advanced degree? But the lack of anything practical to anything I want to do after graduation is starting to chafe. Or maybe it’s simply that I don’t want to read one more earnestly written journal or paper about what librarianship should be.