So I’ve technically been here around 7 weeks now, minus 2 weeks for the Christmas vacation and I am starting to feel like I work here. I know that sounds weird! I dislike being the new person and I like to feel like I know what I am doing and I am starting to feel like I know what I am doing so yay! I also feel so happy to be working in a library – it’s Monday morning and I do not dread coming into work! Overall I’m feeling much more confident out on the enquiry desk. I have pretty much got to grips with Millennium and the simple tasks such as checking books in and out, dispensing laptops, checking and taking fine payments. It took me at least a week to get my head around sensitising and desensitising books – I just couldn’t remember which one was which and kept forgetting to do it but I’ve now got the hang of that! I feel you can only really learn the processes on the counter by actually working on it so I have to remember not to beat myself up too much if I forget how to do something or can’t remember how to do something which I’ve only been shown how to do. I don’t feel nervous or scared any more at the prospect of helping students. I will happily give it my best shot and if I get stuck I can always ask. I can’t emphasise how friendly everyone is, especially my buddy, Katherine. She has really helped me settle in. She had previously worked in public libraries so only recently everything was new to her as well so it’s really useful to know that I can always go to her if I have any issues or am confused about something and I don’t want to admit it to anyone else. Things are getting a lot busier now, especially with ASG. I have a couple of ongoing projects including a Wiki I am developing for all staff in the library so I will give a more comprehensive update on that when I have got a little further with it.
That’s all for now as I have library stuff to do! 🙂