Friday, August 17, 2007

Expert, Becoming an

Develop an area of expertise and see the world on someone else's dime. By becoming an expert on something, you can get yourself invited to be a plenary speaker at library conferences, library school graduations, and circus freak shows.

Editor's note: Unfortunately for the editors of A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette, sarcasm is not a qualifying area of expertise.


juliec said...

when I was at Library School one of our lecturers was an "expert" in library leaflets, and travelled the globe to speak about it. He also did a study tour of Australia looking at library leaflets.

The Topiary Cow said...

Topiary quickly writing a note to self: write article--

"Topiary in Libraries: its effective calming associations by acting on the amygdala, also providing succor to the homeless, calming the psychotic and broadcasting endorphins to people there actually to use the books" --

a treatise with international applications, especially in Australia, Paris, and any resort areas. Explication available immediately by speaking tours.


Kevin Musgrove said...

If you can do an English accent you'll find that "sarcasm" can be transformed into "taking a wry look from an insider's perspective." Especially if you can pretend that that you're talking about performance development paradigms.

If you really *are* talking about performance development paradigms, sarcasm's your only opiate.

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