Thursday, August 25, 2011

State of the Union

New things are always sneaking up behind you

I feel like I've been going non-stop since about mid-March this year.  Really, we've been behind since last fall because my library went through a--dun dun dunnnnnnnnhhh--reorganization.  And, while entirely necessary for the running of the library, it was painful and hard and all around terrible in a lot of ways.  It came at a bad time (is there ever a good time?) at the beginning of the school year, and it threw my whole year three-months behind schedule--which was fine until we got to the rubber-hits-the road parts of SLP planning.

Mid-March is when things really started getting crazy for me--and that's about when I started this blog, joined Twitter, and decided to participate in Flannel Friday.  Perhaps not the best timing, but next year will be better!

My summer program ended on August 4th and I immediately went into a two week vacation (completely funded by comp. time that I accrued since March) and crashed HARD.  I ended up having to come in to work during my vacation to do interviews because the week before I left we had a retirement and a resignation.  This week I came back Tuesday and jumped right into spending 4 hours of each day training our new afternoon Library Clerk.  Next week I'll start fresh with the new evening clerk and there goes all my glorious planning and catch-up time! I'm sure that's a familiar story to many people. 

At this point I haven't even set a date for fall storytimes to resume, but my plan is to start writing a series of detailed posts about how storytime works at my library and how I do my planning.

Until next time!


  1. Oh, wow, Anna. Goodness gracious. So glad you have come out of this mess OK!

  2. Thanks Anne, I appreciate the commiseration. It is easy to focus on all the things I'm NOT doing and undervalue the things I am getting done :)


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