(Llynard Skynard. Sometimes my post's content is in no way related to the title.)
So I started my internship this week. So far, it's going great! It's only 3-4 days a week for 3 or 4 hours shifts, which is the perfect amount of time. I still have time to get all my other stuff done, but I'm there long enough to get settled in. It seems like a great environment. The library is a municipal (not county) and they have a lot of regular patrons. It's the type of place that takes care of it's own. Everyone is really nice- for example, my first day there the Assistant Director sat down to speak with me for 20 minutes about my career goals and how this internship will fit into that. He said that they are basically going to treat me like a regular staff member/ librarian because that translates to a better experience and more marketability for me. I've already gotten great hands on experience- I've handled inter library loan requests, assisted people with the computers and printers, and fielded questions that have been called in. Yesterday, this lady wanted to know if the DMV was still in the same place. (It was.) In between, I work on homework and on a few projects. I'm checking all of our Best of the Web links, updating our Pathfinders (starting points for reference questions) and transcribing bibliographies. I love it. I love just being in a library, it feels like home. But that's another post entirely.