Badass Librarian, At Your Service
Today I taught a mixed-bag class of repeat English class offenders. And I had the most fabulous time teaching them how to evaluate information sources, break their topics into keywords, and e-mail themselves their articles - complete with MLA-style citation - to their Gmail accounts (because we all know that our university e-mail is not to be trusted). The usual fare, but I made it extremely informal - they'd already been through the library session once, the last time they took the class.
Among others, one topic that came up when discussing the importance of scholarly articles' bibliographies included: the G-Spot and recent reports that some women don't have it. (comment from student: "Aw, hell no, I'd want to see that bitch's citation for sure! You can't go sayin' that with no data.")
These are the days when I love my frickin' job.
Now I am left to wonder it means, that I am apparently in tune with the academically challenged demographic, and that my followers (fanboiz & fangrrlz?) can come from all walks. I never considered that my strength before, since I generally identify better with the nerd demographic, but I think I may be able to do a lot of good for the largely not-so-juvenile delinquents. Perhaps I am too rowdy a librarian for my own good, but by Ranganathan, they can all do some decent research now!