Thursday, July 14, 2011
Marian the Librarian
Yesterday was my one-year anniversary of working as a librarian/library director. So far, I have met a lot of interesting people (the good, the bad, and everything in-between), learned about a library budget, grants, and book orders, and (surprise, surprise) read a lot of books. I have yet to scold teenagers for dancing on the tables and singing like Marian the librarian in The Music Man, but I have had to scold a few kids about their YouTube videos. I also have yet to start wearing crusty old sweaters and I don't glare at anyone over the rims of eyeglasses. I have made the shhh-sign with my finger over my lips a few times (and felt a little menacing.) All in all, this has been a pretty rewarding job. It's a lot better than when I had to push art supplies and sales flyers to customers under the watchful eyes of the world's creepiest/worst boss. My new joys at work are making a child's first library card and helping them find books to read and whenever the fax machine works on the first try.