Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Just a "life" post...
One of my responsibilities as a college librarian serving undergraduates is instruction. I was a little bit surprised by this when I first started library school. I thought becoming a librarian meant that I'd cavort amongst books all day and have an office cat.
Yeah. Not so.
The beginning of each semester is always the instruction crescendo where I'll get a bunch of requests lined up. So what I have to do is visit a class on a designated day to teach the students about library sources and services tailored to a specific assignment that they have.
I have a whole bunch of classes this semester from a world civilizations course, and a few English composition. I had the first two today.
They went great, but I tell you, it wears me out to do them. I suppose because:
(1) I'm an introvert. Being in front of people does not come naturally to me. I know, I know, this coming from the belly dancer, but there you have it.
(2) I'm an introvert. Being "ON!" so that I can present a professional and pleasant persona in front of a group physically drains my energy.
(3) Did I mention that I was an introvert? I like to talk to books. Strangers, not so much.
(4) Last night I was awoken in the middle of the night by the following: "MOMMY! I COME SLEEP IN YOUR BED!"
All of these things mean that I am absolutely exhausted and plan to do nothing tonight besides knit, drink hard spirits, and watch Breaking Bad with Mike. It's been a few episodes, so I'm certain it's time for yet another drug dealer to meet violent death.
Never a dull moment, I tell you.