Friday Check In

It's Friday and personally, I am so glad it's the weekend. It's been a long (and great) week but I'm looking forward to reading, relaxing, and sleeping. 

Some highlights from the week: 

  • Lots of training for my new job as library supervisor. We've met a lot of people, learned a lot of things about being a supervisor, and have walked all over campus. As each day of training goes by, the more excited I get to be a supervisor. We had to send out a welcome email to our library clerks and just getting emails from them is getting me all jazzed. 
  • Had an awesome informational interview this week with a librarian on campus. Merinda is the current co-director of the Scholarly Commons and is an instructional librarian. I hadn't thought much about academic libraries until I talked to her. In many ways, it's sort of the perfect blend of what I love to do. Not only does Merinda get to teach and work with undergrads, but part of her job involves research. I don't know if I'll pursue a job in academic librarianship, but it's an option I had never considered until this week. So I'm grateful for the interview and strongly recommend doing these sorts of interviews. 
  • Have my first tidbit in a blog post for Hack Library School. It's the weekly roundup and I was happy to put in something I have been reading and thinking about this week.  
  • I am so close to finishing Game of Thrones, season five. I don't know who dies in the finale but after the second to last episode, I don't know how they can "top" (aka make me more sad) than the deaths I watched. I feel I am fully sucked into that show and there's no turning back.

I'm more than halfway through Tracy K. Smith's memoir, Ordinary Light, and let me tell you, it's great. So I'm going to finish that up and write more later!