- Student: Have you read The Great Gatsby?
- Me: I read it in high school.
- Student: Same.
When administration decided to close the library for two weeks, but no one thought to tell me.
When an adorably nerdy student asked, “Do you have the book Entertaining Satan?”
This week was pretty rough, but I had a couple moments with students that made me think, “Oh right, that’s why I do this.”
A very shy, nerdy-looking girl came in and asked me in this very soft, sweet voice, “Do you have the book Entertaining Satan?” (And yes, we do.)
I put some new graphic novels and comics on display, and one of my students who is very sweet, but has a very rough home life and really struggles in school, picked up Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis, and said to me, “Oh man! I’ve been looking for this comic forever! Spider-Man is black in this!”
On Senior Skip Day
When my freshman discovered the comments function on LibGuides
and had a 30-line conversation about who’s best at Halo.
When a student asks me to help them find a book for their senior paper.
When a student complains that he doesn’t like Latin when I tell him to go back to class
When school administration renamed the library the Media Center.
Last week I was working with an English class just beginning work on their senior papers. As I was circulating, I noticed a group of girl typing, “what’s the scientific name for vagina” into Google. From behind them, I said, “Is that your topic?”
They were pretty over-the-top mortified as only teenage girls can be. I felt compelled to follow up with, “And that IS the scientific name.”