Recently a friend of mine made a list of things not to say to a school bus driver. It got me thinking about all of the things people tell me when they hear what I do for work.It’s funny the preconceived notions people have about certain professions when they hear about what you do for a living. I understand librarians and books go hand in hang to a degree, but I don’t actually get to spend my entire day reading books. A lot of the reading I do on the job is trying to figure out the solution to a technology question or MARC records. Why is it when people hear you are a librarian they automatically think your job involves very little work? Have other librarians encountered this before? Don’t get me wrong I love the work I do and I do like to read books but that is not the whole of my existence. These days I don’t read as much as I would like too and in a few months a lot of the reading I will be doing will involve lots of pictures as I read to my little one. Sometimes I debate about writing up a list of things not to say to your local librarian. Maybe one of these days I will write a list and post it here on the blog. So many thoughts going through my mind these days.
Until next time!
As many of my friends know from asking me about how my day at work is, I can forget they are not librarians and half the technical jargon I rattle off makes no sense to them. On the other hand when I’m at work it’s so easy to talk with my boss about the differences in MARC records compared to RDA records and electronic book vs. physical book records. Sometimes it can be hard to find a middle ground between two very big aspects of my life. One thing though that everyone in my work life and regular life can agree on is that I frequently loose my desk under stacks of books. I am often in the middle of either entering in new books or changing the sub-location of existing books in the collection in hopes of boosting circulation or to create a new genre section, i.e. graphic novels. Here is an example of how frequently loose my desk. Back to work on Monday to find my desk for five minutes as I move stacks of books from my desk to the work room to cover before going out to the public. New lesson post coming soon!
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