Monday, November 13, 2006

Reflections

The semester is drawing to a close. Our major project is due on Wednesday, then we have the next week off for Thanksgiving and only 2 more classes after that. I am relieved and anxious for the class to be over.

Very little about this experience has convinced me that I want to pursue a career in Library Science. I still love reading and books, but I'm not sure that is reason enough.

The highlights of the semester for me were when my former supervisor from Small Green School spoke as a guest lecturer and during the rare books lecture when we got to see glimpses of Audubon's birds and an old botany book. More than anything I think that could be indicative of where my passions lie. Less so with libraries, and more so with nature.

I freelance as a naturalist for birthday parties at Second Home Nature Center. Despite the pouring rain on Saturday, my turtles party went well. Standing on the shores of the lake, rain dripping off my nose, listening to the Canada geese honk out in the mist, with the kids fighting over who got to use the telescope next, I couldn't help but wish I could do that every day.

3 comments:

Repressed Librarian said...

As a librarian myself, I don't want to try to dissuade you, but have you read Annoyed Librarian? She presents a humorous and cynical view of libriarianship, but most of the issues she bring up are very real. There are few professions that like to talk about themselves as much as librians, and AL cuts through the much of the crap that is out there.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I spent most of my adult life wishing I could return to being a naturalist at Second Home Nature center (or somewhere).

I wish you luck finding something you LOVE!!! (And staying healthy!)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'd love you to get what you want.