I’m beginning to feel like this blog has reached the end of its original purpose, even though I’m technically still not a full fledged librarian. The fact that I have graduated has finally sunk in and it feels like a finish line.
I’m going to continue blogging until the end of the summer, and if I still feel the same way in August, then goodbye blog. By August, the new budget will have been approved and (I assume) hiring will begin for the vacant spots, so there is a chance I might be an official librarian by then.
Perhaps if I refocus this blog, or provide something unique here, I’ll feel like there’s a point for me to continue on, instead of using the time for something more useful. There are already so many good librarian blogs on the Internet. My highly textured librarian features are the only unique thing that I have that other folks don’t…but do you know how hard it is to find Black librarians with natural hair? Let me give you an example. Last week I attended Black Belt training (which probably sounds like I’m learning martial arts) and there were 32 people in attendance. Three were highly textured – including myself. None of us are officially librarians.
Anyway, I’m going to research other librarian blogs this summer and see if there is some niche I can fit myself into. Lots of librarian blogs write book reviews, offer program ideas, share library jobs, and discuss issues in library land, etc. What else is there?