Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Why I love being a librarian

It's a pretty special feeling when you actually love what you do.  Public service isn't always easy, and to be honest, you don't always go home loving your job, but the idea that you've made a difference, even a small difference, in the life of your community makes you feel pretty good.

That's great and all, but it's not why I really love my job.  I'm sure the blogging community will understand that not everyone likes to sit around and talk about books.  Shocking, right!  There are actually very few people that really enjoy literary dialogue and are nerdy enough to admit it.  See, that's what is so special about being a librarian.  We fully admit that we are big, giant, book loving nerds.  And even when we don't like the same kinds of books, the shared enthusiasm makes us a pretty tight group.

At my library, we're huge John Green fans.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that John Green lives somewhere in our city and there is always the long-shot that we'll "accidentally" run into him at the grocery store, but it also has everything to do with how his books are extremely intelligent and heartfelt.  So we decided to go on a The Fault in Our Stars fieldtrip.  That's why I love being a librarian, because I am surrounded by people who embrace literature, love a good story, and fall so head over heels for a book that they're will to travel in a hot van on a 100 degree day to see spots that maybe inspired a few scenes in a book.

"What can I say? Librarians rule!"
--Regis Philbin

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

100 Acres, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Funky Bones

Crown Hill Cemetery

Holliday Park

2 comments:

  1. I wanted to join in on the field trip, but alas, had already promised to help re-side my brother's house on the same day. :(

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  2. That looks like so much fun! I love that book. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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