This same general group would frequently refer to things as "meta," as in, "metafiction" (fiction about fiction, which was all the rage for a semester with the creative writing kiddos), or "metalanguage" (language used to talk about language). The former and the latter are proper examples of the use of "meta," but it sort of became a schwa. "That bar was kinda meta"; "She is a little meta tonight." I have no idea what these were supposed to mean-- the literal definition of meta, in this context, is of a higher or second order. A bar to define bars? That's a damn good bar.
In honor of the re-introduction of "meta" into my paradigm (metadata; meta-science; meta-fields; meta-discipline; meta-structures; I read about all of these this week), I have created a little photo essay in the same loose "meta" sensibility to explain why in the heckers I moved to L.A. anyway.
This is the building where I learn about information science and libraries;
Then I go to the main library to...
...read library science books.
Books about libraries, in the library, read by a library and information science major. So meta!