Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm Still Alive

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am indeed still in the land of the living. I was off a week between jobs and instead of spending my time reading and relaxing, I planned about a million projects. I always do that. I know it's not smart. I know I'll be exhausted, but I do it anyway. The best part about my whirlwind week of spring cleaning and painting is the NEW BOOKCASES my husband built in our bedroom. We've been talking about this for a long time, and we (well, actually he) finally got it done. They are gorgeous! I'll try to get a picture posted sometime, but just take my word for it. They're beautiful. He built them so that they look like they came with the house. They go floor to ceiling and take up one whole wall. I was a little worried about filling them up right away, but I have some room still available, which means I can buy more books!!

I did actually get some reading done, as well. I finished Coraline by Neil Gaiman and Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey, which is a short poetry collection in honor of National Poetry Month. I am reading Speaking of Love by Angela Carter, which was discussed at the April Cornflower Book Group, but I didn't get it finished in time. However, I'm enjoying it, and will review all three of these in the next several days.

The new job is going great. I'm back at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the Coordinator of Library Services for North Campus. This is where I started my library career while I was working on my MLIS. Yesterday was exciting but a little overwhelming, as well. There's a good deal to do to get myself oriented and organized. My main responsibilities will be reference, instruction and collection development. I'll also be doing some supervision, which is new for me. That's the part I'm a little anxious about because I don't like conflict and want everyone to get along. Hopefully, I'll get settled into a routine soon and will be back to posting regularly.


Andi said...

The shelves sound absolutely stunning! And congrats on being back in your library home, so to speak. It sounds like a fantastic job, and I'm sure you'll get along just fine.

Lisa said...

andi, Thanks. I'm glad to be back in the community college system. I like the variety of students that come through as opposed to the small liberal arts university I was in before. Can you tell I'm just a little excited about the shelves??

Nymeth said...

It's great to hear from you again! I look forward to the pictures of your new bookshelves. And also to that Angela Carter review - I love her, but I have not yet read that book.

Lisa said...

nymeth, thanks -- it's good to be back. I'm going to try to get some pictures up tonight.