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Today in Heritage History, 1887, the first U.S. School of Librarianship opens at Columbia University, in New York. Although the course of study has changed somewhat throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the first semester basic Librarian curriculum at Columbia has remained unchanged:

Foundations of Pretentious Intelligence 101

Fundamentals of Basic Shushing

Hair Bunning I *

* Must be taken with the co requisite: Joker-style makeuping I

Basics in Demeaning Body Language

(Previously listed in the program catalogue as; Basic Ways to Say, “You’re a Dumb fuck” Without Saying a Word)

First Semester Student Practicum: Sexual Frigidity