This post is first and foremost an apology! I won’t lie…I’ve been neglecting my blog shamelessly over the past two weeks. I promise there is a good reason though! You see…I got a job! Last Wednesday I was hired by one of my local school boards as a casual library technician! Basically, its like being a substitute librarian. While its only part time (and has very unstable hours), its a great start for me as I finish up the final course in my Masters of Library and Information Science degree!
Never in my wildest dreams, however, did I expect to be called in to work so quickly! Literally the day after I was hired by the school board I was asked to take a one month position at an elementary school where one of the librarians was away on sick leave. To say that I was thrilled is an understatement! The first couple of days went by in a bit of a haze as I figured everything out, but I’m loving my job and the kids that I get to work with! Doing story time with the younger grades has to be my absolute favourite part though! They get so involved in the stories and characters, making their opinions and concerns very well known as I’m reading.
All in all I am really enjoying my first placement as a casual library technician, and I’m going to be sad when my month is up at this school. Unfortunately, due to my work my life has gotten a bit hectic as I try to balance my job, my final graduate course, and quality time with my family and friends. As a result, my blog has fallen to the wayside for now….but I promise that I’m going to do my best to get it back to its regular posting schedule soon!
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian readers! 🙂