I think it’d be fun, and hopefully helpful, to share what we do on a day-to-day basis. If you have an art-library-related job — whether you’re a “librarian” or not, full time or part time — please give us a glimpse into your daily work life by leaving a comment below. It’d also be useful to read about jobs that aren’t necessarily in art libraries, but provide experience useful to art librarians, such as general reference, instruction, rare books, cataloging, or database/IT positions.
Is a watercooler forbidden or provided? Do you attend meetings? Do you spend more time with books, computers or people? Are you supervised closely? Do you boss people around? Do you commute? Do you work in library-like silence? Do you wear a boa to work or just gem-encrusted glasses? What’s the most repetitive task you do? Do you have any idea what the show The Office is about? What’s the most creative or theatrical role you play? And, of course, what are your favorite things about your job?
If you want to know something, please suggest questions! Be as creative you’d like; bullet points also accepted! No word min or max either. Just remember — your boss might read this! :)
Happy New Year!