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8/31/13 7:44 P

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My first library job was as circulation assistant at a private university. I worked an nights and one of my jobs was to file catalog cards and the librarian would double check in the morning and "drop the cards." I was so proud when I was approved to "drop the cards." Now days so many people have no idea what I am talking about.

Currently pretty much working my dream job. I am the director of a small community college library.


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8/30/13 1:55 A

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My first library job was as a student worker as an undergraduate. I worked in technical services, processing materials and copy cataloging. Easy to say I caught the library bug then! :)

My first professional library job was as a part-time librarian at the same library. I staffed the reference desk in the evenings, did ILL, and cataloged some music scores.

As for my dream job...I keep changing my mind! I think it would be awesome to work at the Library of Congress or maybe an international library just to see a different perspective. More realistically, I would like to be a cataloger or metadata librarian. My "roots" in technical services still shows!

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8/22/13 7:40 P

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I'm a library student and I don't work in a library at present but my dream job would be to just work in a large public library with lots of foot traffic so I could impact a lot of young readers.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again.
This time more intelligently.
~Henry Ford~


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5/11/13 4:57 P

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OK, I'll reply to my own post! :)

I'm in both - my first library job (as a librarian) - as a systems librarian - which was my dream job when I was in library school. My very first library job was an internship with teen services and the teen librarian was such a great person she inspired me to be a librarian myself. :)

Anybody else have a story to tell?

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5/7/13 11:50 A

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Hi there Libraryfolk!

I've been absent for some time, so I thought I'd post a new topic for discussion.

What was your first library job? (Professional or non-professional, either way!)

Or, if you're not working as a Librarian, what is your dream library job?

It's good to be back!

Jennifer

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