Saturday, June 20, 2009

Computers and being a librarian

I am a mortuary science librarian, well I guess that is the best way to describe what I do. I am the library director at a mortuary school in the city I live in.
Today I have felt a great deal of pride both the for the profession of mortuary science and for the library world.
Today I read an article in The Director, which is a serial published by the National Funeral Director's Association, NFDA, titled "Grief Relief: A professional librarian outlines how public libraries can help those dealing with the pain of loss, reminding people that 'a book can be a precious balm.'"

Today while blow drying my hair I have decided, after spending a lot of weeks messing around with a students' mac, that I would like to buy a Mac book when I finally have a full time job.
Mac's are not as bad as I thought they were, nor are they nearly as hard to use as I originally thought either. I will continue to use a PC and will most likely upgrade my PC laptop in another couple of years as well. I do also have a desktop PC that I do plan on using until it completely kicks the bucket. But since my desktop actually starts up faster and in general is slightly easier to use in some aspects than my laptop I have a feeling I will have my desktop much longer than my laptop.
I really know I will piss off a lot of people if I get a mac, but at the end of the day I am tired of not knowing what do in all situations.

And for one last final note, I am thinking about a lot of different options for next year for work and life changing decisions. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I decide what to do.


  1. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers, darlin', whilst you ponder what to do with the next year of life. I have a quote to offer, if you'd care to hear it: "The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea" - Isak Dinesen (pseudonym of Baroness Karen Blixen) Perhaps, in the spirit of this line, you should find the time to visit the ocean! How often do we West-Coast-raised girls get to see the Atlantic? Perhaps a vacation out to the sea will help you clear your mind for musings.

  2. i think u smell