So the end of my first Fall semester at Post has finally come and gone. What are some impressions that I've taken from it? Well, it was really busy and some of the veteran librarians thought so as well. I really didn't know what to expect when it came to how many classes I would teach but with teaching the Library Competency Workshop and the normal BI classes, it ended up being a lot of teaching once the semester kicked into gear. I also think a part of the rushed feeling was from the post-strike hangover.
The students are generally cool. I had a really good group for the workshop class I taught. Some of the walk up students at the reference desk can be a little out there from not really knowing what they are looking for but, hey, that's what we are for, right? To show them how to find what they need. My co-workers are great and really helpful, and I am not just saying this because they may find this post at some point. To make a short story long, we work in cubicles which means that everyone is up in each others business. The upside is that you are not secluded and cut off from your co-workers (and I am sure you can imagine what the downsides are) so you can get a lot of feedback and get into conversations that can spawn ideas and creativity.
Good stuff here so far but I haven't had to deal with the powers that be too much and the publishing aspect hasn't kicked in to full gear so my thoughts after the end of the next year might be drastically different.