Friday, July 27, 2012

I Am Alive!

....just buried under books.

Ah yes, I started my new job as a Library Technician a couple weeks ago. So far - it's great! It is amazing to work at a place that is philanthropic in nature; that promotes learning & research; that doesn't discriminate who has access to information. It is a whole different world that working in the corporate arena & I am enjoying it immensely.

I am working in the Circulation department which in the most basic of terms is the place where you check books out. There is so much BEYOND that but I don't have time to get into it right now. I had no clue how much goes into running a library. No. Clue. But I am learning.

I work at the main library downtown, but soon I will be working 2 days a week at the Mt. Royal Branch (my "neighborhood" library) and 3 days downtown. I think I will enjoy the variety a lot.

It is also amazing to be surrounded by so many other people who love reading & books as much as I do. During one of my first lunch hours, I was sitting in the breakroom with about 9 other staff members. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM WAS READING. It was silent in that room. It was awesome.

My kids are thrilled that I bring them home "surprises" from work on a nearly daily basis. Who wouldn't want new books to read? Or movies? (note to self: Dahlia thinks I am LACKING on bringing home Barbie & Princess movies....)

Occupational hazard? Well, let's just say I probably have more books out right now than I could possibly read in the next month or so...or two months. *ahem* My reading list is growing by leaps & bounds. I just can't help it. If I see something awesome or interesting coming over the check-in counter or while walking through the library, I have to add it to my list.  I can't say that I really mind....

So much more to relate, but that's where I'm at these days.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

2 comments:

feisty said...

New books daily would be so fun! We are at mt royal all the time- hope we see you there! So glad you found a job that is fun and rewarding. I LOVE libraries and what they provide (social, economic, and environmental positives all in one! Sustainability defined.)

-Peder said...

That sounds wonderful!