The spring quarter leaps into action with one of the most exciting nights in the CCBS library. I’m your humble, meek, and mild librarian who heroically tackles whatever comes through the door. However, when it is a husband and wife confronting one another over which one should have been responsible to register them for the class they wanted to attend tonight, well, that gets a little tricky. Nevertheless, we aim to please, so all was settled as we dispatched them to their classroom. The night became exhilarating as students shared with me just how many classes they still needed before they would earn the coveted bachelor’s degree. One student walked in to announce she will be graduating this summer. We promised to applaud her enthusiastically at graduation. Yep, the library was rather exhilarating tonight!
The moral of the story: “do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4).
In 2014, I finally earned my associate degree in Bible after a 30-year absence from college life. During this auspicious interval 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!”
In celebration of five years blogging through the avenue of WordPress, I will be posting an Episode each day (there are a total of eleven). They are short and raw but nonetheless, I enjoyed the time in the library as well as the “Colorful Gems” that came to me!