In some senses the last two years have felt like they’ve gone by in a whirlwind. I’ve moved, I’m now getting ready to look for a new place to move to, I’ve been building my teen programming at the library, and I’ve been reading a lot of books for our Mock Printz.
Some things I’ve learned:
- I’m never going to be good in the kitchen unless it’s coming out of the slow cooker. I’ve pretty much come to terms with it.
- I love Cincinnati but still miss Pittsburgh at least once a month. Same goes for Germany. I don’t know what this means.
- Goodreads has one of the worst apps ever created.
- You can read a lot more than you think you can if you don’t watch TV (or as much TV) and just. put. down. the. smartphone.
- Working with teens isn’t the hardest part of my job. It’s helping people with completely different ethical and moral beliefs who “need assistance” printing items from white supremacy websites and the like. Most of these interactions are with people completely capable of searching the web and printing, but want to try to get a rise out of us. The key is to never let them see if they have. Also, this is something they never prepared us for in library school and it needs to be.
- Time management may not come easy some people, but it will be your best friend if you keep trying.
- Plan ahead to the point of being over prepared. You never know what’s going to happen.