Thursday, 13 November 2008

Word of the day

Today's word is librariany. OK, it's not that much of a word, more logically obvious than essential, and Google only indexes 350 instances. But I was checking it out because I need to use it in a presentation and I couldn't think of a synonym. Browsing through the examples that
turned up on the search, I did come to the conclusion that librariany is a useful word - and Australia's leading
library blogger found it useful too. The usage includes some positives (used for library skills), some negatives (used for librarian stereotypes) and some fairly neutral or descriptive used.

What I also found curious was that when the Google search results came up they were accompanied by advertisements for library courses at Charles Sturt (you came top, CSU, well done), RMIT and UniSA (being there was good, too), as well as something called the Wallace Foundation. Uncanny. And lucrative.


alison said...

that's very librariany, Derek. And I mean that in the good way.
Yay CSU - great uni - I've just finished there.
keep up the librarianosophy


Polyxena said...

Well done, Kathryn! you seem to have got an award ;.))