Last month I thought a funny blog post would writing a list of “conference programs I would love to attend but will never see offered” or perhaps “conference programming we’ll never see”. You know, a light-hearted parody of some ALA, ACRL, NCLA, or Charleston Conference programs.
In the middle of a dull meeting I began to brainstorm some ideas for fake programs and in a minute or two ended up with this list:
- How to counsel dysfunctional student teams
- How to get the attention of MBA students
- How to break up painlessly with time-hogging BFF patrons
- Competing with other subject librarians for database subscription money
- Dealing with change resistors in times of needed change
- The art of saying “no”
- How to better remember students’ names
Oops, not exactly parody material, and not even funny. Instead that list reflected stuff on my mind at the end of a busy semester of teaching and consulting. Good old subconscious mind at work.
The parody would still be fun to write, though. Maybe later this summer.