I’m finally living the dream. Last week I started my new position as School Librarian in my corporation. I love it! There is stress; I’ve completely reorganized the large library space and I’m done with the fiction section of the room (alphabetical order isn’t as easy as it seems). As I work with the nonfiction shelves, I remember my learning of the Dewey Decimal system, wondering if this is the best way for patrons to find what they are looking for when they come to the library. I gathered stacks of books that I want to restock in different parts of the room, and made a list of books and materials I want to order (growing by the minute! — my director is going to say, “You don’t have that kind of budget!”).
My number one goal this year as a new librarian is to spread the love of reading and books to all who visit the library. I typed some author quotes and made little displays all over the area, and placed small “Did You Know…?” trivia around the room. When students are perusing, they can use these to be inspired and make choices that pertain to them. I am passionate about reading (and learning), and I want my patrons to share their learning, too.
I returned home today exhausted. I almost didn’t write this post, but I’ve skipped enough Slice of Life days this summer, and it’s time to start my own “homework” again. I ran across this saying about writing today, and it made me laugh — the perfect way to end the day.
(pictures are mine, from Facebook post memes: Katrina Monroe author quote, and Values.com)
August 22, 2017 at 9:43 PM
Love it ! Congrats !
August 23, 2017 at 7:25 AM
So glad you wrote this post..! the dewey decimal system made me smile. I have reference to the card catalog in Anything But typical and no one knows what it is!! Have a great year Jennifer. ox
August 24, 2017 at 9:54 PM
Funny you should mention card catalog: Nine, Ten is listed under “Baskin” and “Anything But Typical” and “Ruby on the Outside” are listed under “Raleigh” — need to fix that!