on name calling …


I’ve been employing a bit of news and information embargo for the past few weeks. I feel like I’m overloaded. I’m normally an NPR, newspaper, magazine, and RSS feed junkie, but I felt like it was time for a break. When you get to the point where you just do not care about what happens with the health care debate, or what is happening with the jobless rate, or what the ALA has decided to call people who are certificated personnel working in libraries that happen to be located in K-12 educational institutions, you know it is time to step back from all the information and listen to the CD of Glee tunes for the commute home and that’s what I’ve been doing.

I am still plugged in, simply because I have to be for my job, but in my personal life, I’m going for as much of a news/information embargo as I can manage for now.

Apparently during my listserv embargo, a whole bunch of people got their undies in knots because ALA decided that we’re “school librarians” instead of “school library media specialists.” Seriously, who cares?

And by the way, I like being called a “school librarian.” I suppose that “teacher librarian” also describes my work well, but the whole “school library media specialist” thing … Well … I just never got that …

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