Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Sunday, January 27, 2013

More Title Changes Than a Lycanthrope

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Scowl-Face's new job at the Library. Apparently, his title has changed.  Again.

Let's run through a title history for 'Ol Scowlly, shall we?  He's worked at MPL for nearly 5-1/2 years.  During that time, his titles have morphed more than a lycanthrope:
  • 2007-2010:  Indiana Room Librarian
  • 2011-2012:  Indiana Room Historian
  • 2008-2011:  Adult Reference Coordinato0r
  • 2010-2012:  Social Media Manager
  • 2012:  Website Manager (i.e., Webmaster, Webrarian)
  • 1st week of January, 2013:  Information Specialist
  • 2nd week of January, 2013:  Senior Information Specialist
  • 4th week of January, 2013:  Information Director for Adult Services

This last one should stick, I'll venture.  Scowl-Face thinks job titles are a really big deal, but, honestly, nobody really cares what you're called. Patrons just want somebody who can help them find what they're looking for.  I doubt any of 'Ol Scowlly's various titles made him any more proficient in assisting patrons, but having them stroked his ego a bit.  He probably puffed himself up like, well . . . like this:

Scowl-Face's Ego, With the Spines

Even with this new highfalutin title, Scowl-Face will probably end up like this most of the time:

Sad, But All Too True

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  John Lennon may have been poking fun at himself in writing "I'm the Greatest," which Ringo Starr recorded for his self-titled album, Ringo (1973).  Egos have a way of inviting deflation, particularly if one is adept at self-deprecating humor.

P.P.S.  Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote "Ego" (1978), which was released as a single in the U.K. but did not appear on any albums released at the time (e.g., A Single Man [1978]).  The tune later appeared on the remastered version of A Single Man (1998 re-release).

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