The first day of the rest of my life


Hackneyed, maybe. Trite, definitely. But today was indeed the first day of the rest of my life, in a new career.

I’ve achieved a childhood dream – I’m a children’s librarian, and today was my first day of orientation. I can’t really say that it was my first day on the job, since I have a whole week of orientation to go, but it was my first day commuting, my first day in a library, and the first time since library school that I’ve been surrounded by library people. People like me! Who think like me, who are library-quirky.

A few things about this blog, and me:

1) I’m not going to reveal too much on here. My name is Annabelle, and I work in a public library in a big city. That’s pretty much all you’re getting on me. I have an MLIS, specializing in children’s literature, and I have an MA in literature as well. I anticipate that at my branch, I’ll be working not only with kids and teens, but with all ages.

2) My sister, A, also works in a public library, in a smaller nearby city. From her I’ve learned to expect the unexpected.

3) I own the Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure.

4) Judy Blume is my hero.

There may be more for me to add later, so I’ll close for now by welcoming you all to this journey with me. As situations warrant, please feel free to comment, ask questions, and share in some dialogue.


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