The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives the following summary on their website as to “What Librarians do”: “Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.”
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, I try to fill the shoes of the official librarian – So tonight I successfully unjammed the stapler, filled it up with staples, and stapled a paper for a professor. Then – I helped a student find the right size school decaled t-shirt. I also made sure both coffee pots were full – and when it was time, I made sure the doors were locked up tight!
The Moral of the Story: As a librarian, adaptability is a desired trait!
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10, ESV).
In 2014, I finally earned my associate degree in Bible after a 30-year absence from college life. During this auspicious time of my life, I had the privilege of helping in the college library. And it was there, at Carolina College of Biblical Studies in Fayetteville, North Carolina, that I was motivated to write, and did in fact write my “Episodes in the Library!”