The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article highlighting some of the parody videos about academic life which are being produced using automated video tools. While I shook with laughter at the one about an English major seeking to become a professor by “writing smart things about death and literature,” I thought I’d feature this one since it’s relevant to more of our audience.

Favorite line? Q: “Are you a masochist?” A: “Yes.”

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


4 Thoughts on "So You Want to Be An Academic Librarian? A Parody"

Most academic librarians I know can’t afford tweed jackets from J. Crew. Maybe Kohl’s or JC Penney’s.

Not only will they have to wait for a librarian to die to get a job, they’ll need to pray that the position isn’t permanently unfilled due to budget cuts.

My favorite is that before hiring something they “consult the oracle and then wait for the 3rd rain after the 5th full moon of the subsequent fiscal year”. Now I understand why it takes so long to hear back about my applications. Finally, I have the answer!

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