When the researcher does her own research

The nature of a librarian is to research….mainly for other people.

However there comes times in life when the librarian has to research for herself.

Or if you’re me, your Dad family all the time ocassionaly asks you to research things tvs, triathalon training, good books, for them. And you obey, because, it is in your nature 🙂

Then there comes the time in your life where, if you’re like me, you want to start a family of your own!

Yep, a baby on the way!

And research takes on a WHOLE new meaning!

Being surrounded daily by top notch databases, a PLN full of other knowledgeable librarians, books, and a computer at your fingertips! It’s a great thing! An amazing, very fortunate field to be in!

Yet the tables are turned, when I walk in the door at home (yes, I’m human, I work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and blog on my off time), and sit down to my own laptop and attempt to find the best of the best (with the huz’s help) for my child in the way of books, products, etc.

There comes a time when the reseracher needs to take off her research hat for just a minute, and know that not everything needs to be researched. That children are unpredictable and no matter how much research goes into finding “the best” bouncy seat or swing – hey, guess what, the baby may not care and may not like it lol.

Have your tables been turned? Have you had to take off your research hat when it comes to researching things in your non-work life? How do you turn off your librarian nature? Or do you not?


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