Well yesterday was my first day - it felt very fragmented what with meeting so many people whose names I don't remember....and then being left to my own devices to read the employee manual - errggghhhh!
However, my first impressions of the job are good - the emphasis in the public library seems to be on reading and literacy, rather than the academic library's emphasis on information. I've been told that the library's readers are quite discerning and that a lot can be learned by the borrowing and request patterns. Booker Prize finalists are popular, as is anything mentioned on Radio National.
I've already seen so many books that I want to read, and will probably never get around to..... Still, my choices today were Mirror Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection and Succulents: Propagation. Think I'll have to start using Library Thing to keep track....
Still the good news is that we'll each get a Xmas Hamper from the Council!!