I work in a library
I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks by Gina SheridanStraight from the library--the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out!
From a patrons missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases the oddities that have come across Gina Sheridans circulation desk. Throughout these pages, she catalogs her encounters with local eccentrics as well as the questions that plague her, such as, What is the standard length of eyebrow hairs? Whether shes helping someone scan his face onto an online dating site or explaining why the library doesnt have any dragon autobiographies, Sheridans bizarre tales prove that shes truly seen it all.
Stacked high with hundreds of strange-but-true stories, I Work at a Public Library celebrates librarians and the unforgettable patrons that roam the stacks every day.
What People Don't Get About Working in a Library
Have you ever thought about working in a library? Maybe you have special memories of spending time in one as a child. If you want a career in this field because you love books, it is essential to note that you should also love technology—libraries are filled with the latest tech tools and you will have to feel comfortable using them. You should also enjoy being around people. Your library job, regardless of the career you choose, will involve interacting with patrons, but some involve less direct contact than others. It takes many people to make a library run. There are those individuals who deal directly with the resources for which people come to libraries: librarians, library technicians, and library assistants.
Duties, Requirements, and Salaries
At some point in my life, I ventured over to the world of libraries. The following are some truths I learned while working in a public library:. So that cushiony job where you rarely have to help people and write all day? That cushiony job where you have to barely help people while you read or write all day does not exist. We welcome all types. Actually, it is more accurate to say that all library staff is busy.
Library staff range from volunteer students shelving books, to professional librarians with multiple master's degrees overseeing a specialized collection. As an entry-level job seeker, your best option is to volunteer or to apply for library assistant jobs at small libraries. Competition for these positions is often high, so keep reading to find out more about them and how to increase your odds. If you want to work at a library, ask your local branch about volunteer or part-time opportunities where you can help shelve books, assist patrons, and repair damaged books. You might also be able to find a job at a library working as a janitor or a security guard. For tips on applying for the library position you want, read on!