Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

an introduction to my job

I work as a student assistant to the assistant to the Director to the Smith College Museum of Art Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons. My job mainly consists of filing and handling the phones. Transferring calls on our phone system scares me. I have just recently begun connecting names and faces of the other people who work there even though i have been working there for over a month now. The art building has been completely renovated these past couple years, and we just moved back a few days ago, so it’s still very much a work-in-progress, and we won’t be open to the public until late March or April. I go back and forth all the time about how much i like my job and whether i want to keep it next year.

Work today was kinda fun ‘cause i felt like i was working in a library. Whenever we give someone permission to use a piece of art that we own in a book or magazine we ask for at least one copy of the book/magazine. So i was unpacking boxes of all those books (thankfully the boxes were numbered, and they had been packed straight from the shelves, so they were already mostly in order) and putting them on the shelves. At one point someone said something about my organizing them well and Ann (my supervisor) said of me something like “She’s worked at a library forever and then some.” Hee hee. Someone asked if they were alphabetized by artist and i said yeah and that “I thought about alphabetizing them within artist by work title but decided that would be a waste of my time.” Michael (whose project it was) said i definitely didn’t need to do that, but someone else chimed in (referring to my comment) “Spoken like a true librarian.” Oh yeah.
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