The Guardian: Any advice for a 21-year-old who hates their job and has the possibility of traveling the world? And has a boyfriend that they like. (This is for a friend.) Rob Delaney: Go do it. Fuck him. Is he a guy in his 20s? Then he’s the least significant type of person on the planet. A male in their 20s? Run in the opposite direction. Nothing he says matters; his fears, his hopes his dreams are garbage. Men in their 20s are the worst thing happening on our planet. Go, go to Uzbekistan, go to South Korea, just go anywhere he isn’t because men in their 20s are bad for young women. The Guardian: So what do women in their 20s do? Rob Delaney: Masturbate. Date other women for a while. Use men sexually for a while but don’t ever invite their opinion or be bound to them in any way.
so every year after the juniors finish reading The Great Gatsby my high school english teacher throws a Gatsby party at his huge house and everyone shows up in period clothing and Charlestons to 20s music and my english teacher just wears a suit and stands off to the side staring wistfully out the window the entire night
“Who else but the librarian is going to teach attribution and Creative Commons? Who else but the librarian is going to be able to filter through millions of research results, then curate and create a playlist of amazing resources in just a few minutes for the eager student? We are vital and we are valuable! Now let’s go out there, step up up our game, and spread the word!”—
I teach a whole module on veracity of information, the CRAAP test, and why the “hidden” web is much better for research than google… and when to use google and wikipedia. Because there’s a time and a place. You should never be citing anything from wikipedia in your paper, but Wikipedia is a great place to start if you have absolutely no knowledge of a topic. It can give you key words to search for and background to do proper research. Back in the day, it was safe to say that most books in the library were appropriate for research and school papers. Now we have more e-books than physical books in our holdings, and we subscribe to dozens of databases that literally have MILLIONS of articles and THOUSANDS of publications in them. It is an issue of signal versus noise ratio. There is SO MUCH out there, how do you find exactly what you need? And how do you make sure it isn’t crap? THAT is why we need librarians.