Putting my own spin on Justin Librarian’s post, “Eight Things I Learned about being a Librarian in Two Zero Ten“. Two Thousand and Ten has been the busiest year I have ever experienced (yet).
- I am a full time graduate student at the Wayne State Library School;
- I took on the responsibilities of a Managing Librarian to become the sole library personnel at the Arab American National Museum which means all the Collection Development, Cataloging, Processing, Reference Questions, Administration, Book Shelving, you name it;
- I also worked in reference at the Wayne State University Undergraduate Library until I started an additional position at the Ann Arbor District Library in the Information Technology department which exposes me to amazing people who are constantly improving the Library’s services through applied technology;
- I began a longterm research project with my friend and colleague Lisa Rabey called “Dewey District Library” wherein we’re doing an in depth audit of every Michigan Public Library and their presence online.
I am CONSTANTLY learning new things about libraries, what has been done, what can be done, what works for me, what doesn’t… every. single. day. Overall though I think I learned Four specific things this year: