Rewarding but beuracratic.
Library Assistant, Help / Research Desk (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – September 1, 2016
On a typical day I would get in and immediately man the information desk.
After a few hours of working on information resources, I would come off the desk and work on programming.
Occasionally I taught basic computer skills classes to patrons who had signed up.
Finally, I helped with stock control of books on the shelves.
My co workers were all bright and interested in people and books, as was I
The hardest part of the job was that the library system was chronically understaffed and did not do a very good job of allocating its personnel resources.
Because of this, educated professionals found themselves with schedules much like department store clerks, days here, evenings there, weekend thrown in from time to time.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping patrons with research.
Working around curious and interested patrons and coworkers every day.
Working managers who were unable to be flexable in their scheduling, and whose bosses were inflexible in scheduling them.