Laura, the Superstarchivist, asks What’s a nice kid like you doing in a place like this? and wants to know what made us become a library employee.
I was in the M.Ed./Ed.S. program in School Psychology at Georgia State University, and I had already been thinking that I may not want to be a school psychologist for the rest of my life. I attended an instruction session at the GSU Library with Natalia Taylor, who was the subject liaison for the College of Education at that time. She mentioned the library’s psychology librarian, Lyn Thaxton, and I don’t think I heard much after that because I was only thinking about being a psychology librarian. Ironically, I had wanted to be a librarian in grade school but ended up on another path in college. It’s funny how things come full circle sometimes.
After finishing my school psychology program, I started the Master of Science in Information Sciences at The University of Tennessee, which I finally finished last year – YAY! I’m not a psychology librarian now, but I get to be a geek and learn new technology and then tell other librarians in Georgia about it. It’s a pretty sweet deal, and I’m enjoying it. I haven’t had any regrets about changing my career, and I have been fortunate to keep up with Natalia to let her know the impact she has had on me.
So, that’s my story (and I’m stickin’ to it). What’s yours?