Welcome to my blog!
A little about me: I'm a new law librarian, on my first gig as a reference librarian at the Nova Southeastern University Law Library in south Florida. I studied Medieval and modern European history for my undergrad degree in the Midwest, where I was born and raised. In a previous life, I was assistant to an auction house executive in New York City. It was as cool as it sounds. Once I realized that living in NYC for the rest of my life was unsustainable, it finally occurred to me to fulfill my destiny and go to library school. I credit Librarian Avenger's Worship essay giving me the necessary nudge to the path.
I knew at the start of library school that I wanted to be a special librarian, and was led down the path to law librarianship through various experiences in my coursework. It's a wonderful career: challenging, interesting, and far more fun that it may sound to anyone who is not a law librarian.
A little about me and blogging: I've had the blogging itch for quite awhile, but lack one of the things I think of as a necessary prerequisite to a good blog, namely an idea for a specific subject on which to blog. Yet I kept coming across links and having experiences that I knew I'd be blogging about if I blogged. It was frustrating.
Most of all, I wanted in on the social side of blogging, getting to know other bloggers, participating in the memes that float around, attending blogger gatherings at conferences, etc. Those all seem like the most fun part. And I've been missing out.
A little about this blog: While I await enlightenment of the specific subject for the ideal blog-by-me, I've decided to dive in with this, an all-purpose biblioblawg. If you're looking for a blog that strictly sticks to matters of law, librarianship, or legal research, you're in the wrong place. I can't promise that any of the following items will never be mentioned:
- Rufus and Emma (the first felines in my life--pictures linked ARE on topic for legal research)
- The woes of second-sock syndrome
- Why I love Battlestar Galactica, and what a huge contrast it is with Star Trek: The Next Generation, which I'm reviewing now and also love
- Shameless Mac enthusiasm
- Video links, library-related or not
- Other totally random things that I find amusing and/or enlightening
Two quick aesthetic notes: (1) The first time I saw blawg used to refer to a law-related blog, it made me cringe. Too clever for its own good. Yet it seems I've come around to it. Also: biblioblog was taken on Blogger, and I was out of cleverness myself. (2) This generic Blogger template is dull, dull, dull. I fully intend to customize the CSS and gussy it up with a few graphics, but if I wait to launch until I've got everything just right, another blogless six months will float by.
So that, in short, is this blog. Or will be. Most posts will be a lot shorter than this. Just like the flour you can use for muffins, cookies, bread, or cake, it has a lot of uses. Versatile. All-purpose.