Archive for February 2014
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have to do an internship this semester for college. It was up to me to make the arrangements so I looked for one that filled in gaps in my knowledge of library science. It took a lot of calls to a lot of organizations, but I finally hit upon what I think is the perfect one: photo archiving for a college. I have no experience in an academic library, nor in archiving. Cool beans.
The work so far is labeling pictures, matching them up with the negatives, organizing them chronologically. I was born for this work, I see now. I see myself as more of a facilitator than anything else, and organizing things for other people to easily find what they need fits right in with that. At least, this is my initial impression from two work sessions.
Oh, AND there's no air freshener. Yay.
Hopefully it won't be all labeling. My boss plans to take me with him to other archives in OKC to see their techniques. I'm also hoping to get a crack at the Library of Congress cataloging system, since I've only used the Dewey Decimal System.
I thought I was busy last semester, but this one has me driving all over the damn place. Forty-five minute drive north to Rose State twice a week and almost an hour south to Ada to take biology exams. Plus working all the other days. It was like pulling teeth to be able to get off the same two days every week.
One good thing about being so busy is I don't have time for my social anxiety to kick in.
Let's see, what else... I bought another memory foam mattress pad for my futon to hopefully get enough cushioning so I can't feel the bar in my back. My whole body aches from that stupid futon. Only problem with the pad is that the foam offgasses so much it gave me a headache, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes just from being in the house while it expanded. I had to put it out in the porch room till it calms down, so I still haven't slept on it. I think it's going to be nice, though.