In which I am a library leader (sort-of).

I came across this quiz called How Much of a Library Leader Are You? over at Library Lost & Found. (I can’t resist a quiz.) Although I don’t currently work at a library, I answered the questions as if I did.  And guess what? I scored 100%. Huzzah!

Image shared with the kind permission of Megan Hartline.

The quiz is perhaps more inspirational and humorous than a rigorous assessment of my leadership skills. I confess my perfect score was rather easily obtained, though I did answer honestly. I promise.

Still, it gave me a smile, and I needed the pick-me-up since I’ve been sick for about two months now. (See this post and this post for non-TMI details.) In fact, I’ve had to apply for a medical leave for the semester, which is completely wretched because that was not part of the plan! I’m rarely more cheerful than when I’m in school, learning interesting things. I’m rarely more grumpy than when I’m stuck at home recuperating.

The good news is that I finally seem to be on the mend, albeit at a snail’s pace, and am looking forward to next semester’s classes with much enthusiasm. January 19 cannot come soon enough.Cloud 1

In the meantime, I’m thankful for Library Lost & Found’s post for boosting my morale; perfect scores on quizzes always do. The quiz also reminded me that my mission  – to become a Superhero Librarian of the Future – is not disrupted altogether, just delayed. I’ll soon be back at the iSchool, honing my leadership skills, with energy and passion!

9 thoughts on “In which I am a library leader (sort-of).

  1. gargruella December 2, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    So glad to see that you are a future library leader!

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  2. Catherine December 3, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I hope you are soon well. I am home this year as my son has had some health issues, and I miss the classroom greatly.

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    • Library Heather December 3, 2015 / 11:40 am

      Thank you. I miss the classroom more than I can express. I hope your son’s health has improved or will improve, whichever the case may be.


  3. Christopher December 3, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Get well soon because the world needs superhero librarians. And I love the quiz but the librarian in me wishes there were more nuanced answers available, especially with this question: “Do you have a vision for evolving your library?”
    Honestly I don’t, but it’s not because I want the library to stay the same. Change is necessary but any vision should be collective, although I definitely think we can all agree that it should involve hoverboards.

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    • Library Heather December 3, 2015 / 12:30 pm

      Yes, definitely hoverboards. And teleportation, although probably not in our lifetimes.

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  4. Megan Hartline December 3, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Heather, inspirational and humorous was exactly the goal. I’m glad it was a pick-me-up for you. 🙂

    Wishing you a smooth and speedy recuperation with better health soon.

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    • Library Heather December 3, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      Inspirational & humorous, but useful for more than just a mood-boost. It’s a fun way to communicate some of the values of librarianship to those outside the profession, too.


  5. Cassandra December 4, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Hang in there and good luck getting back in the swing of things. My daughter came down with Type I diabetes just before I was going back for my second year of library school and it completely derailed me. Never did go back. My life went off in other directions, but I still wish I had been able to finish the program.


  6. CarolK December 6, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Glad to hear you will soon be back to classes as the world needs librarians like the one you will be. If you’re not a leader yet, no doubt you soon will be. Continue to mend Heather.

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