Self-Paced Professional Development within a Team Environment
Cataloging Assistant (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, NC – January 11, 2018
I started out as just a regular evening circulation assistant, working mainly at the front desk and performing basic administrative tasks relevant to the library's operation. But when the Cataloging Assistant become vacant, I took the initiative and let my supervisor know I was interested. Fortunately, she believed in me and I became their newest Cataloging Assistant, dealing mostly with processing newly purchased items (mostly books) and integrating them into the library's collections.
I enjoyed the Monday through Friday; 9 to 6; and hour lunch schedules. On slow days we were given opportunities to develop more skills by signing up for webinars and attending conferences. I learned a lot about self-management and always finding ways to improve myself professionally; whether it is cataloging a tall stack of books in one day or in one hour. Everyone had their own specific set of skills and duties but because of the small size of our workplace we happily worked with one another.