So internet, did I tell you I'm teaching a class this spring? True story. At the university's library school. Co-teaching, actually, starting Monday. I am not exaggerating when I say that the hiring process at Chuck E. Cheese was more rigorous than the one for this job. The library school hired me on the strength of my friend's recommendation, a hastily thrown-together resume, and blind faith. (Presumably they also remembered what a shining star of the program I was as a student. I set that place on fire with my book talks, ya'll.)
Still, I'm excited. This opportunity combines a couple of my favorite things: teaching and money. (And young adult books, which is what we'll be teaching.) It's been many years since I graded any papers, so I have a little bit of anxiety about that. As I recall, the rule in library school is that everyone gets an A unless you completely fail to show up. Then you get an A-.
What else is happening? At the conference I just went to, I gave a presentation with a couple of coworkers who are also, luckily, friends. In retrospect there are things I'd do differently of course, blah blah blah, but overall I think we did well. The City Librarian came to our talk, and apparently has been talking it up to the managers as good stuff ever since he got back. So we couldn't have sucked completely.
In only tangentially related (in a young adult books kind of way) news, are you so excited about the Hunger Games movie? Of course you are. R and I are making it our Annual Moving Outing! See you again at the movie pictures in 2013.