File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_2000/phillitcrit.0010, message 22

Subject: Re: PLC: Lack of List Activity??
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 00:03:17 -0500

1.  <grin>  I had this discussion at my work today (library world...) where
we were discussing how we (i.e. my library system) just rose through the
ranks to finally be listed as #8 in terms of public libraries in the U.S.  
(These sorts of conversations drive my assistant director crazy as he tells
me constantly that there is no point in philosophical discussions...though
I notice that he and I have plenty of them <grin>)   So, we were trying to
decide (okay, so it was mostly system humours me...comic relief, I
guess...)  why it is important to some people that we actually "get" awards
such as that one or listed in other professional sorts of things...   If
one is doing the work in order to best take care of one's "patrons" (i.e.
"one's people" is what *I* like to's more romantic, you know...) 
then why does it matter who knows outside of your own little world what an
awesome job you are doing (we, of course, all know we are doing incredible
acts of service for our 600,000 people...and they know it, too...)   
BUT...*I* am constantly being told by "our people" that we ought to be
telling Others about "their library system".   My final conclusion (for the
moment) was that maybe the only REAL reason was to inspire Others to do
better and better and see what Possibilities Exist...but still...there was
something that still bothered us all (being relatively secure as we are,
you understand, I am sure...) as we felt that we had no real need to
"prove" to Anyone Else Who We Were...or any of that.   

(yes, it is LATE, and I am THINKING...<dramatic sigh>   But...all of you
are only existing in cyberspace as a Focus for Me, right?   At least, that
is MY perception!!   <teasing look>  [of YOU, of course!])

2. about an expansion of that "yes"?  <grin>


> From: George Y. Trail <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: PLC: Lack of List Activity??
> Date: Monday, October 23, 2000 11:46 PM
> 1. It is the reading of the perception, insofar as the perception itself
> is unavailable
> 2. Yes. 
> g
> Twin Towers Educational Productions wrote:
> > 
> > Is it the perception of what Others see and think that make us who we
> > 
> > Does anyone have any thoughts on Samuel Beckett's FILM?
> > 
> > Best,
> > Marlena
> > 
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