Whoosh! There goes the semester...

posted Dec 15, 2013, 11:48 AM by jj pionke
Last week was finals week at WSU and I thereby realized that I had completed my first semester as an academic librarian.  It's been a pretty wild ride since my last post and I will try to get back into the habit.  I miss blogging!  So what has the first semester been like?  AMAZING!

I've been learning a lot.  There have been ups and downs and missteps and frustrations and victories and unexpected delights.  In short, it's probably been a pretty normal first semester on the job but there have been highlights.  I have found that I really enjoy being on the reference desk.  I wouldn't want to do it more than I do - 8 hours a day on the reference desk would just kill me - but I really like being out there among the students, hearing their questions, seeing their interactions, and playing in the databases.  My divisions are an interesting challenge and I am enjoying getting to know the people in them.

In other news, I've been enjoying the much milder weather.  We have yet to have any snow!  Fine with me!  My motorcycle is here and it has been great to ride around and see Wichita on it.  It's also amazing to commute on it.  Parking is so easy when I am on the motorcycle!  I continue to have roaches, but it is getting better thankfully.

In short, it's been a roller-coaster semester but that's not a bad thing.  I'm really looking forward to next semester!