Next week is my spring break from my first semester at TWU. I have spent this semester learning how to juggle my time, because I do enjoy staying busy!
I have survived! Not only am I surviving.. BUT.. I am learning. I recently had homework that required me to observe a library. Now, that doesn't seem like it would be to hard..right? I mean.. I know how a library works? I am JUST KIDDING! I am part of an awesome elementary school that has a wonderful and helpful librarian. I am part of a community that has great resources to go along with the libraries. I am also connected with librarians from all over the globe who are doing the most amazing things!
What I learned from this observation... I don't know anything! In the big scheme of things I understand that the library is a big piece of a community (I think this one of the biggest draws for me to go into this profession) but I didn't realize all that my local libraries were already doing. I spent my afternoon observing the South Irving Public Library What a great observation it was. I knew that they offered programs for children, but I didn't realize how much more they offered! I have already marked a few more things on my calendar to join in. I might or might not have also picked up a volunteer application while I was there.
I am thankful for all the librarians that are changing how the community interacts with libraries. I am even more thankful for all the librarians near and far that are doing amazing things! I am watching and taking notes!
About half way done with my first 6 hours... 30 more hours to go? I am excited about one of the big events coming up, the North Texas Teen Book Festival! I am very excited that this year they are offering a day before that has sessions for librarians and teachers. I will be missing the main event due to heading to Austin for an ATPE event. Excited to learn even more in my next courses.