Whoa! So April came and went, and I now have my MLIS degree, live in a new state, work at a new public library, and Aaron and I are in mega high-gear getting ready to move to our new (bigger) place and planning our September wedding. Lupa the cat is handling this all surprisingly well!
This weekend we had the amazing opportunity to visit the Chicago Public Library (it was literally right around the corner from our friend’s loft where we were staying). Aaron is sweet and humors my desire to visit libraries (instead of, you know, other more exciting tourist attractions) when we travel to major metropolitan areas. It was tons of fun actually seeing CPL’s famed YouMedia space, IRL (I’m just a dork like that who really <3s teen library spaces).
It feels pretty awesome to come out of my final-days-of-grad-school stupor, although I’m sure I will miss it too. Starting B Sides was an amazing experience, and I’m stoked to see what the new editors will do with it next year! Coming soon… expect more (frequent) “Reader’s Advisory” posts (aka “things i like that maybe you’ll like too”), tales from my new public library job, and perhaps even a few academic-ish pieces from my final frothy-mouthed semester.
It’s good to be back!