do you ever have second-hand obsessions
like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend
Try being married to a baker. I have more second-hand knowledge of bread/flour/baking than any kitchenphobic person should have.
YES. All of my friends are crazy Doctor Who fanatics. I’ve seen maybe 3 episodes yet I get crazily excited when I see a Tardis.
Big shoutout to transformativetidbits for the question today! We’re all at different stages and have different goals in mind, so feel free to tweak the question to fit you.
Who/what/where/when/why did you decide to go to library school, or become a librarian or information specialist or library enthusiast?
Deciding to become a librarian was the end of a long, winding path. Initially, when I went to library school, it was to be an archivist. I didn’t want to work with people, I wanted to work with STUFF. But then I had my first internship at a public library and discovered I actually liked working with people, and I was good at it. Fast forward a few years and I’ve transitioned to academic librariandom. I feel less like a librarian and more like a teacher but I love my job.