In elementary school, my school librarian helped me write a letter to James Howe, author of my then-favorite book, Bunnicula
. As fun as that was, I had no idea that he would actually write me back! He wrote a note on a bookmark that I used for the longest time and eventually lost track of 😭.
In high school, my school librarian suggested I read Ender’s Game, and that was my favorite book for years after (it only stopped being my favorite due to issues with the author
) and kicked my interest in science fiction into the stratosphere.
My high school librarian also helped me and a friend put together a video for a school assignment about the history of Batman 🤓 . We used THE COMPUTER to edit the VIDEOTAPE and it was AMAZING. THE FUTURE* HAD ARRIVED. My friends and I went on to make a dozen or so movies, kicked off by the horror film Day of the Washcloth. But that’s another story for another time.
I remember my high school librarian in particular helping me do some research for various papers over the years, and she made us take a test on the Dewey Decimal System!
The podcast started its run with a school librarian, Buffy Hamilton
, and I’m so pleased to be able to revisit this part of the profession from time to time. Enjoy.