Friday, August 24, 2007


There has been some chatter about the annual Beloit College list of "things to know about this year's college freshmen that will make you feel old."

I've been reading some of the comments (e.g., at Dances with Books and The Annoyed Librarian) and decided I would add a few items of my own. Please note that although I have looked at the list in the past, I have not memorized all of the previous entries. I apologize if I duplicate some things that have been said before.

I started college in 1989, when most of this year's freshmen were born. Here are some things I have to say about this age group and their realm (not necessarily using 1989 as the "starting point"; how many of us remember much before we were 3 or 4?):

I'm sure I'll think of other things. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Come on, and do the Circulation!

Today is the first day in my 10+ years of library work that I've actually spent time at a circulation desk. It's a whole new world!

This definitely isn't my turf.