Saturday, January 13, 2007

And so, here I am

After two years (well, 18 months really) in library school and a lifetime of experience dealing with teenagers, it's official, I am one of them.

I am a professional teenager. I am a Young Adult Librarian.

I will use this blog to post my booktalks, book reviews, thoughts on programs and some insight into the profession in general.

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

How did you finish library school so quickly? Where did you attend? I went to SJSU for nearly three years and had to choose feeding my family and paying bills over paying to finish the degree. Good for you! I'm bowing at your feet in awe.

Professional Teenager said...

a)I am a very determined human being.
b)I may have been slightly crazy.
c)I had 9 units that transferred from another graduate program.
d)I had an extremely supportive employer who helped me get a California State Library grant as well as wrote a letter of rec for an ALA scholarship, so the financial burden was minimal.

If you work in a library, you should try to get one of the California State Library grants - you have to dole out your money first, but you get reimbursed at the end of each semester.