Well I have officially relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to be the new Teen Services Librarian at a branch in downtown Baton Rouge. The last month has certainly been an adventure. I had to quickly move over 800 miles. I could not have done it without the help of my family. At first, it was a bit overwhelming moving to a new city. I have been here about three weeks and am starting to feel at home.
Not only are my surroundings new, but my new job is also completely new for me. For past several years, I have been working in reference/adult services. Now, I am moving to teen services. I will be planning programs and doing outreach to middle and high school students in the area. This job involves sharing my love of books with patrons. I think it will be a good segue for me professionally. At my branch, the teen area is on the same floor as the children’s area. Therefore, I will be working closely with the Children’s staff as well.
In addition to the new job, I have been trying to explore my new city. There are a lot of great restaurants here and I love trying them out. One thing I have noticed is that the sweet tea at most of the places is not sweet enough for my South Carolina taste buds. I like the variety of the different places though. I am also hoping to check out some concerts coming up in the next few months.