On Saturday I had a full day of training and orientation in preparation for my new job as a Chapman Learning Commons (CLC) assistant. As I probably mentioned before, I refer to the CLC as my mini Hogwarts and it’s my absolute favourite student space on campus. During our tour of all the restricted no-student-allowed lounges and offices on Saturday, I learned a funny anecdote where a student came up to a staff here and asked, “Where’s the Harry Potter room?” The befuddled staff eventually realized that the student was referring to the portrait-filled Ridington Room on the 3rd floor of Irving K. Barber. Gorgeous, isn’t it? (Here’s another shot of the back of IKBLC in the snow)
So I’ll be behind that counter on most afternoons, shrouded in a heavenly glow 😀  Ah, Mimi just mentioned that I neglected to mention more details about my job! So in addition to taking care of patrons who come with inquiries to the info booth, I attend workshops and work on several “programming” projects, ie. usually technology-oriented student-led initiatives like LEAP. See the Meebo chat on the right side of the LEAP website? The CLC Assistants also provide live help while on the job. There are so much more to it and I’m of course still exploring all the possibilities. COME SAY HI.
On a sidenote: 72 days until the release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I’M EXCITED! MIDNIGHT RELEASE, WHOOO.
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Don’t be too surprised if I stroll by one afternoon and ask for a guided tour of Irving — in return, I’ll offer a guided tour of the 3rd-floor book-stacks of Woodward.
(Over on your right is the MCAT section, directly facing it, the lymphatic and circulatory systems. Further down, neuropsychology and psychiatry, followed by surgery, nursing, and finally, medical history — or somewhere along these lines…)
I liked how you titled this post as “New Job at the CLC” but talked more about rooms that resembled Hogwarts (:
I’m totally lining up at midnight!!
I’ll probs be stopping by a few times this summer 😛
See you then!
Congratulations on getting the job! The CLC is definitely one of the most beautiful indoor places to work at UBC. 🙂
btw, those spam blockers are getting ridiculous. I have no idea what the two words are.
Ahhh wow I’m in love with your blog. Keep it up!
@Eastowod – you’re just living it up there in Woodward aren’t ya? Bio student at heart haha. Btw, congrats on the… name change.
@Brian – I wish I had the option of turning those off. It came with the UBC blog.
Wow @ that photoshopped image. I’m sitting in here right now and trying to have it light up like that haha.