19 January 2011

random thought #2, welcome to blog

I worked as a secretary in the English Composition Office at BYU a few years ago, and while I was there, I was commissioned to develop a library. We had a whole bunch of books, I don't even know where they all came from, but they were available for the graduate instructors to borrow and use for their classes. I've forgotten mainly everything about this, but I remember thinking it was fun to develop this library system (cataloging and labeling all the books mostly), but also really hard. I had no idea what I was doing, and was largely unsuccessful in the venture. I wonder what the state of that "library" is now . . .

I still have a persistent interest in becoming some sort of librarian, and still have very little idea about what it entails. What I do know about it sounds right up my alley, though.


M.C. Sommers said...

So I was all excited about going to the library on our day off on Monday. I drove all the way over to the Orem library and I had no where to be so I knew I could stay as long as I wanted.

Then I realized that the librarians didn't have to work just like I didn't have to work. I remembered that you used to work there and it made me wonder if you got to go in on days it was closed and enjoy it by yourself. I thought that would be the biggest perk of being a librarian-- having the place all to yourself!

Elizabeth said...

A few things:

1. I was also assigned to that library and I'm not gonna lie, I probably could have worked harder on it...so good job for actually doing something with it!

2. I currently work at a library and what you must know about libraries is that the only person who probably really likes their job there is the librarian. I'm a "circulation aide" and so I just get bossed around. But librarians have lots of power so make sure you're one of them.

Rachel B. said...

Jeff's mom is the head children's librarian in her town and her job basically sounds AMAZING. She just plans activities for the kids and orders whatever new books and movies she wants and bosses around all the little piddly helpers. It's awesome and I want her job, but she says it is SUPER hard to get a decent library job because they're so awesome . . . no one ever quits or retires. They just stay at their job until they keel over and die at their desk.

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