Update

I thought I’d write a bit of an update post as I am now 3 months away from starting my Masters in Librarianship.

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A Day in the Life of…

a Library Assistant!

I thought it might be interesting for other people to see a typical day in my life as a library assistant at a university library. I work in the Acquisitions department dealing with our print and e-books. This includes everything from processing orders to books reaching the shelves and/or your computer screen, tablet or phone screen.

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Are you experienced? (Part 2)

In my last blog post I was about to finish university.

As I mentioned in my final year of my BA study I gained a position at a museum in their learning team on a casual zero hours basis. After I handed in my dissertation in April I started applying for every job that appealed to me. Continue reading “Are you experienced? (Part 2)”

Are you experienced? (Part 1)

I’ve been thinking about this blog post for a while and struggled with how to write it, but firstly I feel like this is the kind of blog post I needed to see a few years ago and secondly I don’t think people’s rocky roads to careers are discussed that much.

This post is going to be really ‘me’ heavy, which I cringe about, however I’m hoping even though this is just from my one perspective it might give other people a different insight into working in libraries.

I’m going to begin by talking about my work history from the start and how my experience has led me to where I am now, which is currently working in a library as a library assistant, working in the acquisitions department with books and e-books and looking forward to starting my Masters in Librarianship this September.

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Why did I apply for a Masters in Librarianship?

Why did I apply for a Masters in Librarianship? Like most people who pursue library work (I’m guessing) there are quite a few reasons. The short story is after some library experience, and experience in different fields, I realised that the kind of career I want to have is to help people – specifically to help people find information. I didn’t come to this conclusion suddenly. It took a bit of time to figure it all out.

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First blog post

My name’s Harriet and I’m a BA Art History graduate. I’ve decided to study a Masters in Librarianship and I intend to use this blog to document my studies, my journey and library and information news/developments too. My Masters doesn’t start for a while so it might be a little slow on the blog until then, but bear with me! I have some ideas and I’ve drafted up some blog posts already.