I think the master librarian is a 4 year graduate course.... I only know this because my spiritual mother is a librarian herself.... she and I met as a 14 year old when I dropped out of school and began systematically digesting the library's non-fiction collection. I was the library's paper boy previous to that.... they have only three masters on staff, and she's not one of them, and she swears up and down it's a master's degree, her degree is in something else, special disability learning something or another. Anyway.... the library needs to keep so many of them on staff or their screwed. I have one of them HEAVILY indebted to me because a day or two after getting out of the military, the grass cutting police threatened to jail her if she didn't have her grass cut.... she began to cry to my spiritual mother, asking if I would come in and see if I would weedwack it. I was drawn a picture of it.... a few trees with little weeds not even knee high, and said sure, I'ld do it for free. Carried my weedwacker up a hill through a forest trail to her house.... and discovered the fucking weeds she was talking about on the corner of her house was LARGER than he damn house..... and the weeds were bushes, several, interlocking that covered half her immedate back yard area wise, and prevented me from circling her house. This isn't counting her 30 foot tall hedges that hadn't been trimmed EVER, they were taller than the 20 foot cutter she had. This doesn't include the several acre yard she had exposed to the street, or the oak tree in the back that had branches that were cutting paint off people's cars as they had grown so low.
Took me a fucking week. One day mowing that grass alone. It was a archeological expedition, found all sorts of bird baths and lawn chairs and walls in that tree as I hacked.... wore out a few machetes, and threw my back out. The pile of refuge went HIGHER than her house.... and I had no car, and said I didn't know what to suggest to her regarding it. She offered to pay me, and I laughed VERY, VERY HARD, deeply insulted, telling her outright she couldn't possibly afford to pay for my services, as it would run in several thousand dollars, and know from now on, if I needed a book proofread or something looked up..... she as a research librarian would do it. What made it especially annoying is she went on a SF outing in Pittsburg while I was doing it. What made it disgusting was asking to use the restroom, and discovering the inside of the house was worst that the outside. She needed to get arrested, like a fucking gerbil lived in that place. I still to this day don't know the color of her carpet. She's the worst, but not the only one. My spiritual mother has the pack rat disease as well. Only time something leaves is when water floods and and destroys stuff, turning it moldy.... IF EVEN THEN!
Your probably a secret dirty bird Liz. Shame on you.
Yeah.... I had access to books on sex at my library as a child, but it's had a benefit, as I've trained two sexologists in the San Francisco Bay Area in philosophy while living there. And Pav.... I am homeless, and I've touched some of the most expensive books the US owns. I've much more qualified than anyone here on the forum, save perhaps Liz- in which we're equals, in handling and caring for rare antique books. I've even had to call the rare books room of the library of congress in for letting some weird ass hard fungus grow on a page of the book of hours. I assure you, it's not necessarily the homeless you need worry about looking stuff up. It's everyone. As I've said, I'm more civilized than most people.... homelessness doesn't have much to do with one intentions, upkeep, character or discipline. Just means your minus house. Might be for good reasons, and I just saw some foreign navy guys from some asian country on shore leave walk infront of my starbucks here.... WTF..... anyway.... yeah.
Porn- fuck, I don't care. The Ohio law can easily be overturned on First Amendment Grounds, it's not a sufficient basis protecting children eye's from nipple and pussy to override this right, and it would certainly be struck down by the supreme court. I'm half tempted to walk into a library and break out some porn as my reading material while studying the history of pornographic aesthetics or some shit in the boring ass law section of the library.... the cops can quote the section of the state law, and I can hand them a copy of the constitution, and federal rulings. Fucking nipple is not violent..... you gotta try really hard to hurt someone with one. Squirt you in the eye while driving on a icy road along a cliffside or something.