There’s a high school on the Lehman College campus. It’s new: it was established in 2002, I believe. The building it occupies, however, is not so new. In fact, it’s a repurposed space. On the scale model of the campus (constructed by a student decades ago) on display at the library, the school is labeled as “Reservoir Building.”
Students from the high school tend not to know that their one-story school (with its one hallway and an enrollment of 400 students) was originally a utility building. When they see the model for the first time, they’re just excited to see a building they recognize. It’s really endearing.
Reading the article Teaching Good Sex in the New York Times Magazine reminds me that I’m still very much interested in educating our youth about human sexuality. However, I still don’t know how to incorporate that into my career as an academic librarian. There has to be a way to do both… right?