“I’m an Archivist” response to Jon Stewart

July 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm 1 comment

Jon Stewart made fun of the idea of the master’s degree in archives management on The Daily Show on November 11, 2009. David Kay, M.L.S., responded with a song to the tune of Monty Python’s “Lumberjack Song.” I like the line “It might seem very funny that we’re a professional trade, ha ha!” The full lyrics appear in The Metropolitan Archivist, Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer 2010. Thanks, David Kay.

Addition: singalong version at youtube.

UPDATE July 2012: WoodyGuth3’s “The Ballad of David Kay, MLS” describes another shenanigan perpetrated by the same guy: “Based on a true story from an ALA-accredited library school. At the time, David Kay, MLS was president of the Queens College Library and Information Studies Student Association (qcLISSA) and helped lead a student protest with direct action against the University’s OCT (Office of Converging Technologies) when library proxies were broken and students were unable to do their homework and access library materials remotely and offsite. Forty-eight hours later, after leading seven students to confront the Director of OCT in his office, the broken proxy service was replaced, and word quickly spread that “qcLISSA fought the OCT and the OCT finally lost!” Students even celebrated with cake and punch! Recorded by WoodyGuth3 in May 2012 for Brooklyn Blowback TV.” Thanks, David Kay!

Entry filed under: academic libraries, archives, perpetrated by staff, perpetrated by students or patrons, songs and music, video.

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  • 1. The vinyl solution « Library Shenanigans  |  July 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    […] and punch! Recorded by WoodyGuth3 in May 2012 for Brooklyn Blowback TV.” There’s also this song. Thanks, David Kay! Like this:LikeBe the first to like […]


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