Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What, Me Worry? (or it's Term Paper Time)

Photo just below is stack #1 and stack #2 of books I have to go through for my reader's advisory essay on graphic novel/comic book criticism. Stack #3 and Stack #4 are still in my car, and I have probably another 10 more on my bookshelf that I already own and have read over the past couple of years. The paper's due Monday April 16 at 6:50 pm. I'm also doing a presentation on collection development the same day.


It's actually not as bad as it might look. A lot of the books are encyclopedias, subject guides and bibliographies, so I don't have to actually read every page of those. About ten or so are books of criticism or cultural/historical studies of comics that I will need to read all of between now and Monday. So I've got a lot ahead of me, but it's not too bad. Especially since they are books like Completely Mad: A History of the Comic Book and Magazine and The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History. If I had known this is what I'd be doing in library school, I would have signed up years ago.



Maktaaq said...

Ooooh, this is exciting. I am looking forward to going back to school. Just today I finally made a few calls to figure out how to get my master's in museum studies, looks like I'll have to go the art history route (my bachelor's) instead of the anthropology route. With the anthropology route, I'd be doing two years of prep classes. Oh, dang. :)

I am really excited about getting back into reading art history textbooks.

Hebdomeros said...

I almost went the museum studies route. I worked in a couple of different museums before switching over to theatre. And then to teaching. And then to libraries. I'm hoping this one will stick for a good while. I've promised everyone in my life this will be the last time I go to school for awhile. It's kind of sad, because when you get right down to it I really like school. If I only had about $10 million in the bank I would probably stay in school forever.

Good luck with figuring everything out!

Maktaaq said...

For a while I thought I was into the school thing too.

Luckily my job is fun and busy - I coordinate/write about 70-80 programs a year, so there's plenty to keep my head full.