Question: Why would anyone want to work as a librarian?
I worked as a librarian for many years, culminating in a library manager job in a nationwide public sector organization with satellite offices. I have worked in a patent agents in their information department, a parliamentary library, a school library and the then the Audit Commission mentioned above.
I have loved working in each one for different reasons but the most common reason was the variety of skills I picked up and had to have to survive in the job.
Here are the good things that I found working as a Librarian:
- Supportive community
- Good pay
- Never bored (always something to do)
- Opportunity to be creative (displays, brochures etc.)
- Meet different kinds of people
- Varied work
- Met my need for order
- The ability to help others
- I always had great feedback from customers (librarians are usually appreciated)
- Interesting conferences
- Advances in technology which made life easier and gave me opportunities to be creative (see above)
- Budgeting with half a million pounds (3/4 million dollars) Mwahahah, oh the power (…to be sensible)
- And lots of opportunity to read sci-fi with no late fees (school)!
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