It’s official–I now have actual library work experience! A few weeks ago, I began volunteering at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, my hometown. Even though I’ve only gone a few times, it’s been great. The first project I worked on involved transcribing, organizing, and even somewhat analyzing data about reference transactions at the library. It was really interesting to see what kinds of questions people are actually asking and especially interesting to see how these librarians answered them.
The second tag you see above is my ID for my new contractor job at the Kraft Foods Research and Development Corporate Library. Through the end of the year, I’ll be working on an indexing project–adding keywords and brand names to countless past reports that have recently been scanned for electronic access in a database. Let’s just say that I now know more about cheese than I ever even thought possible.