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ERIC Number: EJ813455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
The Anguish of a Retired Librarian
Brown, Donna W.
Library Media Connection, v27 n1 p34 Aug-Sep 2008
In this article, the author relates her difficult adjustment to regular routine when she retired as a middle school librarian for over three decades. She recalls one incident in which she patrolled a beach after seeing women slathering on suntan oil and turning the pages of library books, leaving fingerprints on each page. She also tells of roaming the neighborhood yard sales, searching through cartons for truant library books, buying them up, and after dark depositing them in the local library book return. She hopes her story of retirement and library addiction will help others. She shares three simple steps to help those preparing for retirement make a smooth transition and prevent the anguish she experienced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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