As my first week of prac comes to a close, I can tell for certain that I am enjoying myself. I know, I know. I’ve said many times that I want to be a librarian when I grow up, but this is not such a tough gig after all. I am enjoying the processes and it feels really good to use my brain and try to remember all that I have learned in such as short time.
Today spent some time with my mentor learning more about registering different types of records and also asking more questions to better understand how records are managed within the council. As I mentioned earlier, he is a fountain of information and gladly shares his knowledge with me. I also spent time with another lovely team member learning about Property and Development records which come with more protocols to learn. I am reminded that each records have a particular code which consist of the matter of inquiry and how long the records should be kept (years). There are many, many other things that I must remember in order to create a record effectively, some of which I cannot explicitly state on a public blog for obvious reasons, and others because I have forgotten.
Today I also had lunch with my library volunteer supervisor and had a good laugh at my antics at work. She presented me with a Thank you card and amethyst earrings for my volunteering efforts at the library since February this year. It truly was a pleasant surprise as I did not expect anything, indeed, I love working at the library and hope to one day do so full time.
My aim next week is to take more notes so that I can reflect more on what I am learning and help out more with the team. I also want to have a chat to all the lovely team members to get to know them and find out what they enjoy most about working for the council, or more specifically, within records management. I believe their answers may influence my decision when it time comes for me to get started on my career.
Here’s to another exciting and full week!