So I've started a new job. Wait, scratch that. I've started a second job. I'm the new Library Media Specialist at a middle school in a rural town about an hour away from my house. Yes, I must love to drive because both of my jobs have a substantial commute (actually, I hate to drive, I just need to work and that's where I've gotten jobs).
My first day was last Wednesday and as the principal was showing me around the library it really sunk in that I was actually going THE LIBRARIAN. Me. Like the person in charge. I came in and already has messages from the Scholastic person on setting up a book fair. I'm going to have to discuss that with the principal and the secretary. Anyways. The crummy thing was is that there really were no instructions left for me. My second day I was there for 6 hours and was able to find barcodes and figured out how to add books to the system, but other than that I didn't really do anything. I can't check anything out to students because their information needs to be downloaded into the school library system. BTW the library software is weird. It's all separate programs.
The good thing though is I'm really appreciated. Lots of kids were knocking on the doors asking if I was open yet, and all the teachers that I met were really happy to see me and very friendly. The library hasn't been open since June and everyone is very anxious to have it open again.
The next two weeks are going to be a bit crazy due the part that I'm working both my jobs on the same days until my schedule at my public library can get figured out. I might die of exhaustion because I am SO NOT used to getting up at like 5:30-6:30 in the morning to be at school. That makes for a grumpy librarian. But I'm sure I'll get used to it.
Viva la library! :)
--Ms. Teenage Librarian