Saturday, August 29, 2009

Where to begin?

I guess this thought for creation came upon me a while ago, but apparently I do not do well in taking action for my thoughts until late at night when I should be sleeping.

There are the nanny diaries, the au pair diaries, and everyone and their brother has a computer and is capable of writing a blog, so why not a young lone librarian? I don't know how many people will actually be interested, but does it really matter? I guess I'm doing this as yet another way to record my daily life and thoughts, as well as a way to work through things because I never seem to be fully able to do so unless I write out what I am thinking.

I am 22 and I am a librarian. I don't know what more I can really say. I'm currently in the final year of my undergraduate education where I am studying English. I've been working in the library to some degree for as long as I remember, but I began working at the local public library when I was a sophomore in high school. I've been there ever since and I plan to pursue a Masters degree in Library Science once I graduate.

This blog won't always be about library life, the life of cardigan sweaters, story time, and shelf-reading, but I guess it will be a glimpse into my life as a student and future librarian.

I don't really know where to start. I do have one thing that has been on my mind recently but I don't think anyone will really have any insight. I have been wondering recently why there are two man stereotypical views of librarians. There is the older, uptight, matronly librarian that wears cardigan sweaters, glasses on a chain, and hair severely tied back who does nothing but look down at you in disdain when your books are late, but there is also the "naughty" librarian. Where did the idea of the "naughty" librarian come from. And why is it so appealing?