New decade

The beginning of a new decade! Looking back at the past 10 years, it is amazing how all the different choices I’ve made have lead me here to Skokie. 10 years ago I was still in middle school, with absolutely no clue about what I wanted to do when I grew up. Honestly, I didn’t know what I wanted to do until about 3 years ago. Two moments stand out as being life changing. One, was moving to Chicago a little over 5 years ago. The second, strangely, was watching A Grand Night In The Story of Aardman 3 years ago. Laying on the couch with my family during the holidays, I remember watching this documentary and having something click in my head. They touched on fire that happened in one of their archival libraries, which resulted in them losing loads of original footage. I wanted to learn more about libraries and all that they do. After doing a deep dive into learning about everything libraries, I came out knowing that I wanted to be a librarian. And I haven’t looked back since.

And here I am! In my last semester at Dominican, applying for jobs. Time went by so quickly it’s hard to keep up. I am excited about the ways in which the classes I am taking (collection management and digital humanities) will intersect with the work I do here. I imagine that the collection management class will have more relevance to my work here, but time will tell about whether or not the digital humanities class has any bearing on my work here. I have found my fig, and with it I will plant a new tree that will open up even more wonderful and interesting paths for me to take.


4 thoughts on “New decade

  1. Lydia R says:


    I’ve never heard of that documentary! Is it about libraries, or did the documentary team lose their footage? Either way, I’m sure it’s a good movie. As usual, you give great recommendations!

    Your Collection Management class should be very helpful with your weeding project this spring. Also, I look forward to more trips out to preschools with you!


  2. Matt MacKellar says:

    It seems like digital humanities are on the leading edge of a number of things in library science, so who knows what it’ll lead to further in your career? And that’s a nice thing about libraries: so much ends up being relevant sooner or later! Collection management was one of my favorite classes in library school, so I hope you enjoy it too!


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