My project is finished! The presentation went well and I got the impression the clients were pleased with the report. I wish I could talk more about what I did, but it needs to stay in-house at the client organization for the forseeable future. I don't know that I ever want to do consulting on a full-time basis, but it was great experience. It's nice to have the chance to do some real hands-on research and in-depth analysis. I haven't written anything really meaty since I graduated and it was good to exercise that part of my brain for an extended period of time.
It feels weird but nice to be back on the reference desk and picking up new, smaller-scale projects. I spent this past two months working mostly on my own. I still had my office and went to meetings when I could, but with the time I spent on other campuses and holed away crunching numbers and writing, I was alone a lot. I'm looking forward to working in a team again. It's also exciting to see students on campus again. As it's the first week of school, I mostly spent my first reference shift of the quarter linking barcodes and giving directions, but it was fun and relaxed. Back to the routine!