Is This What I Went to Library School For?
By Letters to a Young Librarian on February 27, 2012
Sometimes what we train for doesn't end up to be the work we actually do. Sometimes we even wonder - "Did I sign up for this?" Check out this librarian's post on her job. It's not what you'd think (No Dewey Decimals here...)
I sit at the desk in my office, with piles of printouts from meetings, ledgers, and names and phone numbers of library staff. I have a To-Do List with stuff like “Collection Development Policy” and “upgrade Drupal sites” written on it. When I walk out my door, I do not see patrons browsing or the circulation desk, I see open cubicles with support staff (plus the prerequisite candy bowl).