I’ve always found the about me page can be one of the most difficult pages to type. I always have to ask myself, what would a reader want to know about me? What makes me a credible source?
Well, I am in fact both a millennial and a librarian. In today’s society, being a millennial can be looked at with so many negative connotations and impressions. Some people believe millennials are lazy. Others think they can’t hold down a job to save their lives. While I personally believe each individual is different, it can be hard to prove oneself. Add this to the fact that I am a librarian and you have two stereotypes you are imagining right now. Sorry to disappoint, but I rarely wear my hair in a neat bun, I don’t wear glasses, and I don’t shush people.
I do enjoy reading however. It is one of my favorite things to do. I don’t pay for cable (or Netflix), so I most of my entertainment comes from my dog or reading. As a result, I read a large number of books each year. In 2017, I read around 110 books to give you an idea.
It was all of my reading in 2017 that ignited this idea into my dreams. I go through so many books and I don’t get the chance to book talk as much as I would really like. Or I don’t have many opportunities to interact with anyone who matches me on my reading interests. So this is how The Millennial Librarian came to fruition. I want to help my fellow readers find the next book to fall in love with, but I also want to help make my fellow librarians’ jobs easier with display ideas and bookmarks.
If there is something you would like to see, or you have an idea but are lacking in execution, please contact me!