The school took all of the new faculty out for a welcome to Mongolia dinner last night. On the bus, I sat next to the totally adorable daughters of one of the other faculty, in 3rd and 6th grade. We started chatting about UP (the 3rd grader quoting entire scenes to me!), books where the dog dies, Greek and Egyptian mythology (guess what books those were!?) and several other topics. Finally, one of them asked me, "What do you teach?" When I told her "I'm the librarian," I swear on a stack of the OED, their faces just lit up! They broke into huge smiles and said, "Oh, I'm going to spend lots of time in the library!"
That never happened when I was an English teacher!
(grin...and I'd bet anything I wouldn't have had that reaction if I'd said, "I'm the media specialist...." Just sayin'.)