Well, well, chickadees, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted, but as I’ve been busier than a one-armed paperhanger, I hope you’ll forgive me.
Here are a few highlights of the past coupla days:
- Reading Madeline’s Rescue to a bunch of visiting three-year-olds. I figured I needed the practice, and I tried to make it as interactive as possible, asking questions about the story and characters. I think it went quite well, for an early effort, and they were adorably engaged.
- Leading a design challenge program for six- to -ten-year-olds to help them craft windmills and understand how they worked. We had a good turnout with enthusiastic, participatory parents, which makes all the difference. And it was a Friday afternoon, too!
- I worked one-on-one with some teens in the Teen Space on creating resumes and cover letters, and talking to them about interviews, and realized that they had absolutely no background in school or elsewhere about how to create and/or format them. While there are some branches in our system that have regular drop-in job clinics, on a weekly or monthly basis, I want to schedule one specifically for teens at our branch in the spring, just in time for them to apply for summer jobs. My coworkers have been very supportive and enthusiastic, and have lots of great ideas about who to contact, where to have the workshop – it hadn’t even occurred to me to have it in the computer lab, because, obviously – and how to schedule it. I’m thrilled that they’re so supportive.
- We had a training that I felt was ridiculously unnecessary about changes coming to our circulation system. We sat for 3 hours listening to a lousy presentation, when I think a PowerPoint emailed to us would have sufficed. At least we all suffered together.
- This is a bit self-congratulatory, but it’s been so much fun to tell my non-librarian friends about what I’m doing. I know they can see the excitement and enthusiasm in me, and a friend even commented that I’m becoming the perfect librarian. It’s so fulfilling to be doing something I love, every single day. And when my friend P came to visit the other day, he laughed to see me so in my element.
- Finally, I know what I’m being for Halloween! A pirate. Or maybe a cat. I’m a little lazy this year on the literary character front (I could look really pale and wan and go as Beth March… too soon?), but next year, oh, yes, next year, I have great ideas.
Because what I’m about to link to is the best blog ever – I send Mama Bear links and links from it – I’m posting this in a “there but for the grace of the flying spaghetti monster go I” schadenfreude kind of way.
That’s all for now. I’m reading some YA at the moment (Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy, and enjoying 66% of it), so I’m going to head to bed and pick it back up.