Saturday, April 01, 2006

Tales of a Librarian


Another project I'm just beginning is an art journal of my experiences going back to work (2 evenings a week) after being a stay-at-home-mom for the last 3 years. This is significant in my life not only because I haven't worked in awhile, but this is my first professional librarian position. I finished up my Master's degree in library science a month before having my first child. So this is really a dream come true for me. The actual beginning of my career as a librarian! Something that I thought would be fun to document. This first entry shows two journal pages that I did when I decided I wanted to be a librarian in May of 2001. The second page just cracks me up:) It was in Bitch magazine in an article about how librarians are portrayed in film. I then went on to library school. The bottom says "fast forward 5 years.."

These pages introduce my story. It says, "What began as a daydream, became a tale of unexpected twists." The picture is me standing proud with my suit and red lipstick before my interview. Not quite the sexy librarian in the previous page...but, I got the job!!! This is my story....

11 comments:

Lilli said...

Good for you! I'm excited to follow your story :)

Fiona said...

Looking forward to following this journey. I've been lucky enought o be in a fab professional job for 16 odd years now and I think I ahve forgotten the excitement of it all.
At library school our motto was "ban the bun"! No stereoptypes here!

gudrun said...

What a nice journey.
Congrats on your new job.
Looking foreward to follow this story as well. :-)

Ginger said...

Very cool way to document this new stage in your life. I'm excited for you and can't wait to hear how the job goes!

Kari said...

Congratulations on landing your dream job!

And what a great idea to document it in such a way.

Kari
(the other one in Scotland)

melba said...

I love seeing someones dream come true...
You afre living proof that you can hold a dream, let it out in the world, have patience and diligence...and you dream will come true.
How inspiring to read this post!!!

Thanks so much for sharing pictures of your studio with me. Beautiful things around us helps us create. Love the green wire basket stand.

September said...

This is great! You go girl!

linda woods said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing the next pages and reading about your new experiences.

twistedsoda said...

I am just amazed!! Look at you go!!! And I thought I filled up my days! Where do you think this will take you, I can't wait for the end result! Did I ever tell you I worked in libraries for years...I am so jeolous!!! What a fabulous job! I used to walk for hours between the book aisles and just dream...

amber rae said...

How exciting to be able to journal about a dream come true! Looks Great!

Lisa said...

YAY!! So excited that you started your job! I love books and organization... so it's no surprise how much I love libraries!!!

Love your work journal! Can't wait to see more!