Wednesday 21 March 2012: The guy with the head in his lap.
Things are settling down.
I have spent yesterday appreciating how immobile I am without a vehicle, my whole mother/worker/shopper/dog walker career seems to be build around the fact that I have a car.
Luckily a recently made redundant friend was only happy to ferry me around, plus the good blipper friend and colleague Nicky helped too.
Car is fixed now, and it was not expensive either, just a piece of crucial communicating wire that stopped communicating. I am happy as a pig in
shit a blanket that I don't have to pay over my head.
Today is spent getting ready for tomorrow. I will be running sessions on academic research. We will talk about how good and bad Google is and where to look for appropriate resources for academic writing. Last time I did this some of the students asked me what a Catalogue was! But to be fair many of the kids here are quite switched on. Teaching is the hardest part of my job. I just wanted to be a librarian so I could be in charge of a large date stamp :-) I find the fact that I have to teach as well very challenging. I ply my students with information (and sometimes sweets) and if they say at the end of the session: Wow, I did not know that...and then I know that maybe I have got through...
I was looking on the net for images to make my lecture entertaining ( copyright cleared of course!), but could not find any so I resolved to taking some photos around the library myself. In the process I snapped one of our students with another guy smiling in his lap. Made me smile.
PS. hoping to catch up tonight .....and year ago ...that was the day when I realised how much fun taking photos is :-) and organising sweets :-)))