Posts on September 2016
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A Future Librarian Rediscovers His Inner Tour Guide

Image of a yellow compass painted on the floor of the Hatcher Library’s North Stacks, with arrows pointing outward to the four directions.

If I wasn’t so psyched to be an academic librarian I’d definitely try my hand at tour guide. I love showing friends around my favorite places or leading my family through a new city while on vacation. It combines my love for education and natural inclination towards both showmanship and gregariousness. I’ve also never been accused of being shy or soft-spoken. That’s why I jumped at the chance to lead some of the hour-long parent tours of the Hatcher and Shapiro Libraries that are given...