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Two Years of Steadily Sinking

Some ships sink rather quickly, but for other ships the process of sinking can take quite awhile. The latter is, evidently, the case here at the Librarianshipwreck as today marks our second anniversary! We have been taking on water for two full years now, and yet we remain defiantly afloat.

Thus, the soggy crew on board this sinking ship would like to extend a heartfelt, if waterlogged, thank you to everybody reading these words – and we would like to extend a similar thank you to everybody who has taken the time to read any of our posts, felt compelled to share them with others, left comments, or lobbed questions in our general direction. When we first set out on this voyage we were unsure whether anybody would bother reading, and it is beyond heartening to know that somewhere amongst the armada of bots following us, that there are probably a couple of human beings. So, thank you!

It would be a little dishonest to claim that we have bold plans for the next year of the shipwreck – in truth our grand strategy could be reduced to the words “keep from fully sinking.” Yet, as the world continues to be filled with events and trends that frustrate, anger and befuddle us we remain, rather sadly, confident that in the coming year there will be plenty of things for us to write about. As we declared in our “About” section this site is intended to be:

“a resource, soapbox, forum, and gutter for those interested in the future of librarianship. Amongst our interests are libraries, archives, activism, radical librarianship, history, technology, cats, sweater vests, and other fascinating things. We hope to rile you up.”

We are still riled up, and we still hope to rile you up.

Thank you for clambering on board.

Some Highlights from the Last Year

A Mechanical Moses

Emma, Utah, You, and Me

The Moral of the Story

How to Avoid Ruining a Book

Pat Skarda, Professor Emerita and Spinster Aunt to Thousands

The Good Life or “The Goods Life” – The Thought of Lewis Mumford

#teamharpy, Ghomeshi, and What We Know

Are We Technologically Literate?

Librarian is My Occupation: A History of the People’s Library of Occupy Wall Street

Riddled With Questions – Interrogating Technology

About Z.M.L

“I do not believe that things will turn out well, but the idea that they might is of decisive importance.” – Max Horkheimer @libshipwreck

2 comments on “Two Years of Steadily Sinking

  1. RozaliaDame
    February 3, 2015

    Congratulations on reaching two years!
    Can’t wait to see what comes with year 3!

  2. shelluch
    February 3, 2015

    I know and it is sad, I still like going to the Library just because.

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