Happy Holidays everyone! I’m hoping I’ll see a stack like this under my Christmas tree this year!
Wondering what to get that special librarian in your life? Here are a few suggestions for you!
1. Every librarian needs a lovely teapot! And this Target teapot is both adorable and affordable!
2. These lovely earrings are made by Irma of Etsy’s IVCreations. The script is from an 18th Century French document.
3. WOWZA! All librarians are plagued with an overabundance of books and an extreme sense of nostalgia. World Market’s Library Shelves are pretty expensive, but also a librarian’s dream come true.
4. Mr. Rabbit looks quite dashing in this print on book pages or music. Check out Encore Prints for more characters, colors, and options!
5. This adorable 5-Drawer table looks like a blast from the past and would fit adorably in a librarian’s home or office. Once again, it is a World Market creation!
6. Last, but certainly not least, is this adorable kitty sweater by ModCloth. The perfect gift to wear to all those holiday shindigs!
Well, my letter to the Library School Fairy didn’t pan out earlier this year. So I’m crossing my fingers for Christmas.
All I want for Christmas is a kitten! (And maybe two since the Library School Fairy let me down.)
Unemployed Librarian Extraordinaire!
Well, I’m working on a few crafty projects this December. I’ll try to post some pictures after Christmas.
I did have a frustrating day quilting. I took a class back in July to make a divide and conquer quilt. Between school and house showings, I hadn’t had a lot of time to work on it. Well I decided to surprise my husband for Christmas by finishing it. The problem is, my sewing machine is a fairly basic small model, and I can’t adjust stitches. This has caused lots of problems with sewing the squares together. I spent the last week and a half hurrying my mister out of the house so I could work on my project, but today I finally got to the very last steps and sewing machine failed me. Luckily my grandmother sews, and I’ll be able to lug all my stuff upstate to finish the quilt off one day. But what to get my hubby….
For the non-quilters, here’s what a conquer and divide quilt looks like:
Other than that minor setback, I’m very excited for Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday by far. I love getting to see my family, gifts, cooking with my grandmothers, and all the lovely decorations. I also have a new obsession with gingerbread men this year, and when else could I get those?!
I hope everyone has a lovely December! And eat a gingerbread man for me!
Yesterday I turned in my last essay of the semester, so the librarian frenzy has officially begun! I’m working on all the Christmas crafts I’ve previously neglected. As well as cleaning/reorganizing my whole house. Riveting stuff I know!
I finished up the semester with an A (I’m fairly certain), and I survived a class that was basically all presentations. Yet, my stage fright has not been conquered. :o/
Next semester I’m taking two classes: Administration/Management and Book as an Artifact. I’m pretty excited about the Book as an Artifact class because it’s my first true elective of graduate school. The management course is kind of out of necessity. My school doesn’t really offer an array of electives, and definitely not consistently. I had really planned on taking archives, cataloging, special libraries, or something of the sort. But none were offered. Hopefully the management class will be worthwhile though. I haven’t had a job where I was officially managing anyone, so I hope to learn a lot and feel confident if my first position involves administration.
Now that the semester is over, I’m planning on returning to my volunteer position at the museum. I was even asked to train the new interns on Wikipedia next month, so I’m pretty excited about that. I’m going to start this week on revising the manual I wrote, and figuring out what exactly I’m going to say during the training session.
Graduation is drawing near, and although I haven’t officially started looking for a job yet, I did go to a job fair last Thursday. It was for a government library specialist position. I ordered my very first business cards for the event! It went fairly well I believe. But they won’t actually be hiring until later in 2012, so who knows! In a few months I plan on putting some serious effort into job searching and applying. Wish me luck!
Other than all that craziness, I’m ready for Christmas!