"One of my professors in library school got one of those internet ordinations so she could officiate at the wedding of a couple of anarchists she knew who had decided that a reference librarian was the best authority figure they could think of to perform the rite." --fierceandsassy
On the ONE hand, it is freaking awesome that my degree includes a required info policy class where we study (interesting, meaningful, challenging) stuff like the complexities of electronic voting security, with other iSchool students from specialties like telecom. I like feeling my brain work and I firmly believe it's within my professional scope.
I recently submitted a co-authored chapter for an ACRL book. The contract arrived today, with this wonderful passage in the email: "This agreement basically allows you to retain copyright. If you would prefer *not* to retain copyright, please let us know and we will send you a different form that allows us to hold copyright of your chapter."
I just CRUSHED my presentation at work. I've been feeling a little less than stellar and like an awful librarian of late, but maybe this is the start of some new life. And if I can't do the work that I'd like to do here, then I'll just take myself on elsewhere.
note to all babybrarians: Document what you are doing throughout your career as a service to yourself. Don't think of it as a yearly thing admin needs for their records. Take detailed notes so you can reconstruct the different projects you were involved with in a clear concise manner. Trust me this will come in handy.