Friday, July 01, 2011

"I'm the Librarian."

Somehow I managed to not mention that I got a real librarian job for the summer. I will be the librarian for the Western Wayne County Summer School that runs from July 6-August 19. Here's the story of how it happened. The application deadline came and went for the position of which I was completely ignorant. Then my dear friend and mentor, Jacquie contacted me and said, "They still haven't found a librarian for the summer school. If you are interested I'll get the information to you." Was I?!!? She got the information to me on a Saturday and I hand delivered the completed application on Monday. A few days later I got a phone call from a Mr. C-the assistant principal of the summer school. He said, "So are you interested in the job?" I said, "Yes." and was expecting him to tell me to come in and talk with him. Instead he said, "Okay, our first staff meeting is on June 29th at 8:00." I was a bit taken back by this. Wow! Talk about being in the right time and place. I will say that Mr. C already knew me because I had been the library intern at his school this past fall.
So I went to the meeting this past Wednesday morning. I'm listed as a part of the support staff (along with the principal, assistant Principal, nurse and office secretary). After the meeting, all teachers went to their respective room assignments and to see if their log-ins worked for the computer system. I was sitting in the library behind the desk (the same library I worked in as an intern). The library door opened up and in walked a man pushing a cart of refreshments. He was setting up for a meeting that was going to be held there (one that really had nothing to do with me). He looked at me and said, "Who are you?" I said, "I am the librarian." It suddenly occurred to me that it was the first time I had said those words with absolute truth. There have been times when I have been acting as a librarian or even referred to by others as one...but this is the first time that I have said the words-having my degree completed and actually being hired for the position.


Martha said...

Now it's time to hit the books!

Rachel said...

That's great! :)

Bethany said...

Mom is so funny... Hooray for librarians! I hope you are a friendly, smiling librarian, and not one of those "scowl at the kids and those who ask questions" librarians... LOL

Priscilla said...

me too. :)

StacyB said...

I'm so happy for you, Priscilla!


Katya said...

Yay! Congratulations!!!