I went through school to be a library technician. When I told people, they were like "you have to go to school for that?" What. Yes. Yes you do. It isn't easy. At all. :/ I have no idea why people think it is.
CitrineGFeatured By OwnerMar 6, 2012Student Digital Artist
I think my favorite was the time I told these loud girls at the next table to be quiet, and she said if I didn't shut up she'd tell the librarian on me being loud. and then we got into an argument over what a librarian's job was, and then I bust up laughing because the librarians knew me by name and face, same way I kenw them...and they knew I wouldn't be loud in a library.
It's exhausting. I used to work at the one in my college and mind you, this was during the H1N1 pandemic. I had to sanitize a lot of things when I was shelf reading the codes or getting books back to the proper areas.
I worked there for half an hour to get CAS points (don't ask; it's a bitch to explain), all I did was fixing headphones with hot glue. Our library isn't that big but we get new books every month. I tried checking out books. It was fun. But yeah all the shit you had to do in the library.
I did this voulenteer thing for a library where little kids would tell me about the books they were reading and then I'd give them a sticker. People would mistake me for actual librry staff, even though I had a badge that said "VOULENTEER"
One lady said to me: "Help, the computer is bouncing"
I had a look to see the computer popping up multiple command prompt windows.