Submitted by megan on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 00:03
When I was blogging before, I was very very careful to not blog about the organization I was working for or even the cause we worked so hard on. Part of that was because I wasn't really interested in blogging about the topic, since I already spent all day thinking about it. Also, it's just stupid to write personal stuff about work on the internet, unless you want to spend all your time worrying about alienating your co-workers and/or getting fired.
Now though! HaHA! I am FREE! And I will be blogging about work all the time.
Though: nothing personal of course; and as far as your concerned, I have absolutely no thoughts about the grand machinations of my department. I'm still not stupid.
So, the big news, even if it is old by now. I started working as a Reference Librarian at Library and Archives Canada going on a year now. It was a very weird shift to go from being the webby-webby barely-librarian at a small non-profit to being the librarianest of librarians at the librariest of libraries.
The joy of this job is really in the collection itself. I spend my days answering questions, mostly about the published collection, but a little bit about our archival holdings as well. And boy howdy, is it ever an insanely amazing bunch of stuff we have. Depending on the question I've been asked, I could be looking at the correspondence of Stanley G. Grizzle, going through old train schedules, searching old government publications catalogues for a specific report, or photocopying articles on someone's famous Grandma.
The collecting I've been doing is amazing. Sentences, images. Words. I have no idea how all this stuff will come together. Yet. But stay tuned.