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Day In The Life of a Teen Librarian-School Visit Edition

So today I had a middle school visit to do research on their reports on famous Americans. School visits to the library mean that I show they how to use the catalog, tour the library and then the students spend the next 2 1/2-3 hours reseaching (I think the teachers enjoy being out of school just as much as the students!) Here are some of the gems from my morning:

Me: When you are looking for biographical information, don't forget about children's biographies. They can be a good source of information and sometimes provide you with a list of other sources to check. So are you going to be a book snob and not look at children's books today?
Students: Yes!
Me: Right, let's try this one again...

Student: Wasn't that Mandela guy that one guy?

Student: I want to find information on Orville Redenbacher.
Me: That sounds like a fun project. What made you pick him?
Student: So I could bring popcorn to class.

Student: I'm going to do that peanut guy because I like peanut butter and they make that out of peanuts.

And my personal favorite of the day:

Student: Can you help me find books on Delight D. Eisenhower?

Comments

  1. Priceless, too funny! Thanks for sharing these. I'm finding that I am enjoying reading about all of you librarians out there and your various experiences on the job. :-)

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  2. hahah Oh gosh, I love it. Those are so funny. Little kids are adorable.

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  3. Hahahahaha! Kids are great, and I love that you're able to work with them as part of your job!

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  4. HAHA Don't you just love the mind of kids?
    I awarded you with the Sisterhood Award!

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  5. LOL! Kids are so cute!

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  6. Delight D Eisenhower......so cute!

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  7. He he. I love when stuff like that happens!

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  8. Seriously! That was so cute!

    Drop by our blog to pick something up =D

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee