It all started one day in May 2012 when my coworker noticed that the university library was selling one of their card catalogs. Not just a card catalog, butthecard catalog that I passed every time I used the slightly scary elevator to go to the second floor of the library to shelve books like a dedicated Circulation Assistant should do.
I was one of those kids that entered college without a single clue what to do with my life. I knew I
liked existed to read, so during Welcome Week, I mustered up my courage and told my adviser that I think I wanted to be a librarian. Lo and behold, this adviser had connections. About 15 minutes later, I had an interview to work in the library. (To this day, I’m still so confused about how that happened so quickly.)
Fast forward a few years, a few majors, a lot of travel, a lot of laughter, and stacks and stacks of books, I now hold a master’s in library and information science. (And no, I don’t feel like capitalizing that, because it seems too frou-frou. I am a librarian of the people!) Well, actually, I’m not exactly a librarian at the moment. I’m a study abroad advisor/secretary/insurance agent/event planner/counselor/boss. Sometimes it’s just easier to say I do “stuff.”
Not only do I have a master’s, I also have a card catalog! If it hadn’t been for my coworker, I never would have even known it was for sale! She happened to see a picture of it on Facebook and jokingly told me I should consider buying it. I scoffed… and three days later, it was mine. I also owe lots of thanks to the Facebook friends of mine that
threatened encouraged me to buy it, because if it weren’t for the 30+ comments of support, I probably would have ditched the whole thing.
This tumblr will serve to share pictures of my beautiful sixty drawer beauty with those that have asked what I decided to do with it. I’ll also share some of my favorite quotes, scenes, songs… who knows? Just like with this card catalog, you’ll never know what treasures you’ll come across!