When l was young l always dreamt of being something fancy like a doctor or a pilot. When l think about it now l think it was about the respect they got from everyone they saw. That uniform could command attention which made it awesome. On the other hand librarians where the people my friends would bad-mouth whenever they turned their backs on us. That was until l stumbled on this website which showed me that librarians were not old and stuffy but were actually awesome even without the uniform.So now lets talk about what makes librarians awesome.
So librarians are awesome because they know the craziest things. Librarians read widely and because of that they get to know the answers to the craziest things. If they do not know the answer of the top of their heads they definitely know where to find it. What is more awesome than a person who is able to answer the “but why” chorus which children love to sing. I tell you this no one.
There are great because they know how to keep a room full of people quiet. We might laugh and make jokes about the shushers but they sure know how to make us all keep quiet with just a look. A room that can make your most rowdy friend quiet just because of the librarian. I repeat AWESOME!!!!!!
As popular as the internet is they still remain relevant. This is an occupation which will never age. With the rise in the use of computers virtual and digital libraries are being created and continue to exist and adjust as the world around them changes. In 4015 your great-grandson can say my great grandma was a librarian and people would know what that is. You have to agree that is just INCREDIBLE.
If you still don’t believe that librarians are mind-blowing then you are not ready to admit that you were wrong. Librarians really are astounding.
To read more about awesome librarians follow this link http://www.buzzfeed.com/jul13hong/10-reasons-why-librarians-are-awesome#.fsX5JV3kP
ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC? DO PEOPLE COME TO YOU WITH OUTRAGEOUS DEMANDS THAT MAKE YOU WANT TO PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE PSSSH THE SECRET ON HOW TO HANDLE ANNOYING CUSTOMERS IS OUT EVERYONE LETS CELEBRATE.
When l created this blog it was a platform l wanted to use to promote librarianship to the world. My aim was to make everyone desire to be a librarian. But l realised that before that l must at least help my colleagues on how to deal with troublesome customers. The hardest thing about librarianship or any job for that matter are the people you meet when conducting your duties CLIENTS.
I must confess that there are some clients
who are so great they make me love my job even more. Recently l was talking to this old man who has lived a very interesting and old life and we had a good time comparing the times that have passed to this modern era. Clients who are this great are like salaries they drop by once in a while and stay for a very short time.
However the majority of the client are self entitled pompous overlords who think there are better than everyone. I am talking about those who make their every mistake your fault. Those who when they bring the books in late never fail to find someone to blame. If you are one of those people shame on you to cause an unfortunate employee negative stress (distress). If you get into building and see everyone start trying to find anything to seem busy than to assist you know you are trouble. And trouble in a bad way not in a way that makes you cool like the rebels.
The best thing l have learnt on how to deal with annoying clients is to say as few words as possible. This gives them very little room to misinterpret you and a lot of rope for them to hang themselves. Do not introduce any new information that might give them fresh ground to continue annoying you. Again l repeat say VERY FEW WORDS.
If they do not get the picture another thing that works is to say the message as if you are relaying it from someone of authority. Use the highest possible post. This achieves two things they follow everything you say and as an added bonus makes them feel good about themselves which causes them to be less annoying. his way you have manged to kill two birds with one stone. You seem like a very dedicated employee and also at the same time get very good reviews from the client.
The golden rule is to never say anything you are not 200% sure of. That is just asking for trouble.
After asking a number of my peers who are in their twenties what their dream job might be l was shocked to receive that answer that they would rather work in a casino because and l quote “all the excitement and money what is better than that.” So very few of you may be not be surprised at how much they laughed at my face for suggesting librarianship. This blog gives me a chance to fully defend my answer by showing the more exciting side of librarianship.
Recently reading through the other blogs l have discovered that librarianship is diverse and there are so many careers one can pursue in librarianship. There are adventurous careers like being a cruise ship librarian travelling on the salty waters and meeting new and diverse people every trip. it also gives an opportunity for the librarian to learn new languages and can you imagine the kind of stories there are able to tell their friends and family. I personally would not mind getting a chance to be a cruise ship librarian.
We have the book bus librarians who travel across cities seeing the world again and getting to experience new environments. This kind of librarianship is not for me because l get heavily car sick but l think it will be a great opportunity for those who still want to travel but are not willing to go to far from home.
I have always admired research librarians. Just imagining the kind of information they can share from the top of their heads has always been an inspiration tome. I love being a Know-it-all but that title should go to the research librarians who get the chance to share their knowledge.
So again l ask what is better librarianship or gambling. Gambling might give you joy for a short-lived time while librarianship will give you a chance to enjoy travelling while getting a steady pay. Very few old people work at the casinos the older you get the higher the risk of you getting fired from your job which does not occur in libraries. And if nothing at all has convinced you just think of the health benefits and your pension fund waiting for you.
This blog is directed to all those people who think librarianship is boring to rethink again because very few careers give you a chance to take your whole office and the staff on the road so that you can work as you admire the scenery.