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I feel so happy right now, I just had to share. I was just speaking with one of our regular patrons. She’s a mother of two girls, and she and the girls are often to be seen doing homework, reading, and participating in programs. A few weeks ago she and I had spoken about the job market and how difficult it is to find the kind of job you are best suited for. She just shared with me that she had taken my suggestion to use our “book a librarian” service to meet with a Business and Careers librarian at our Business Library and has gotten a job as a result of advice given to her by that librarian!
So, I got called up to the circulation desk to translate to a patron who did not know that one needs a library card in order to borrow books. My coworker thought that she and I spoke the same language (Hindu/Urdu) but… we didn’t. And despite my one year study of Arabic, I had to rely on Google translate.
Click pic for the convo…
So, this 14 year old girl came up to me to ask about a book, but it soon turned out that she was asking on behalf of her friend, a 14 year old boy who felt embarrassed about his English, which he did not need to be. But such is teenagedom. See the screenshot for a peek into the conversation that ensued. :-)
And if you can guess which book/movie we are talking of, do take a shot at it below!