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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Off-topic! Rant! Rant! Rant! A Readers Advocate Rants and Disappointments!

Let me interrupt your usual reading with a rant. Yes, a RANT! A short one but yes a rant.

I am a Readers Advocate.

I am a book reviewer.

And I’m a librarian.

Being a librarian, and a school librarian, as my full time job, that pretty much gives me this huge opportunity to actually do promote Reading Culture to students. I can mold a limited budget supply (once a year, very limited) into giving them good books to actually entice them to read.

And of course I’m usually being supported by the faculties around me.

BUT!

I’ve encountered people who actually give me an attitude that’s against “Pro Students Reading Culture.” Actually there's one everywhere, but this one just pisses me off. This character practically told me to get thick books that cost very expensive, as long as this character don’t have to type out all the great books the students could enjoy in this financial database. And of course, don’t forget to buy recipes books, and craft so this character to borrow. And this character persistence (for months) in trying to get me to buy these sort of books instead of books that actually students would enjoy, appropriateness, along with what students really needs, is to the point where this character actually said this one teacher told me these books are good for the students.

WTF?

There are like 4-5 shelves books full of recipes and crafts, where nobody actually care enough other than during Eid, and I’m having shortage of suitable books for these students. If it’s so incredible, buy them and donate them to the library!

I refuse to misuse the limited Government budget for Reading Culture to buy books that are practically have no value because of the quantity the library already have in that subject, which obviously will turn off the students from using the library!

Especially when we all know the 98% of what this character been doing in office is Facebooking!

God! I Facebook, but seriously, I actually DO MY JOB! And no! That do not involve just sitting down and stamp due dates on the books borrowed by the students. I actually teach students who can’t read, read, along with other things to promote reading culture.

I mean geez! If another person with your job can do it, why can’t you?! It’s your job! Do not shove it it to another person of another department to do it. You’re the one who actually have the course, NOT other people! I know people in your position can do it, cause I’ve worked in other places and I actually have colleagues in other schools. You’re the only one who DON’T and REFUSE to do your job!

Reading culture has to be supported by all faculties, teaching and non-teaching. If one rather just rather not do it, the support system would crash!

It actually disgusts me!

I’ve worked, and still work, with my mentors who happens to be promoting Reading Culture in the front line nation wide. I, myself, worked with reading culture work groups off work publicly and other schools.  Working with people who claimed to support promote reading culture YET have selfish need to misuse what is given that is more of a disadvantage to the student patrons, rather than giving them advantages is a huge disappointment.

I repeat. I’m a Readers Advocate and I work to promote reading, NOT as your tool to get free cookbooks and crafts books for yourself! You have a salary. BUY IT YOURSELF! If it’s true it’s really important for the students to get another book to a huge quantity of the same subject, BUY IT AND DONATE IT!

Now I’m off my soapbox.

Back to usual posting for me

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