Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The View from the Reference Desk

Now several weeks into my internship at Children's Services at the MCPL, I've had time to reflect on my experiences as a pseudo-children's librarian. I've helped with great programs, assisted with some interesting projects. But, more than anything else, I've learned a lot from my experience on the reference desk.

One major thing that I've noticed--
There are two main types of children's librarians: those who mostly notice the misbehaving kids, and those who mostly don't. I fit into the latter category insofar as I never leave my reference shifts thinking, "My gosh! Children are so much work!" More often than not, I walk back into the staff offices giggling to myself over the strange, adorable things young children do and say. I have to say, this perspective seems to work really well for me. I'm still loving children's librarianship, after all.

1 comment:

  1. Kids do say the darndest things. I'm glad you're enjoying it so much. It's nice to know you're in the right field. Mom