Awhile ago I was grumpy and I posted some of my librarian pet peeves. Today I have another one to add to that but I also have a fun thing about being a librarian!
*Pet Peeve: kids reading series books out of order. It's quite amazing how quickly I learn who reads what. I pretty much know who is reading what series and if they've read them in order. It drives me nuts when someone comes in for a book and since they can find book 1 or 2 of a series, just starts in the middle. Or skips one. The good readers I can talk out of doing this. But there are some who only come in because they have to have a book for a class. These ones I don't bother trying to talk out of getting book 4 in a series I know they haven't read because I know they aren't really going to read this one either. (Ahhh, the reluctant reader...)
*Wonderful Librarian-ness: Last week I was giving a sixth grade class a quick primer on on-line searching. We do a much more in depth one in seventh grade but this worked for their project. After I finished with giving them the oh-so handy CTRL+F shortcut for websites one boy raised his hand and said (in awe), "how do you know all this stuff?" That was a super cool moment!
How is your job treating you today?