My Work Experience placement and what I learned from it…

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in a library? Well let me tell you it is not at all boring, but actually an exciting adventure.

In the Library you are not just given one task to do all day but instead everyone is given a different task to do each hour. One hour a person may be working on the “Ask here” desk and the next hour they may be placed in the chute room and then perhaps they may do some shelving.

001The Library also has special events or programs. Some programs are scheduled for certain days. For example, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00am the Library hosts a program called Baby Bounce which is aimed at children 0 to 2 years old. The library hosts another program called Toddler Time, which is also on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am to 12 noon aimed at children aged 2 to 4 years old.

During my work experience placement I did so many different things. Some of the things I did were Baby Bounce, Toddler Time, Storytime, working in the chute room and many other things.  My favorite task during my placement has been working on the customer service desk because I got the opportunity to interact with a range of different people from the community. During my placement my least favorite task was processing (which is putting contact and labels onto the new books) because putting the contact onto the new books is hard and if you make a mistake you have to start again, which can be very frustrating.

I really enjoyed my time working in the Library which was due to the friendliness of the staff that helped me while I was there. I have liked working at the Library as it is fun and am now considering becoming a librarian in the near future.

Being in a library isn’t boring as some people may think, but instead it’s a great adventure.

Written by: Robert – Work Experience Student @ City of Tea Tree Gully Library