As part of the coursework, interns have to keep a weekly journal of our experiences. Blog entries are acceptable and I thought this would be a great way to keep everyone updated on my library activities at the Lilly Library!
December 7 – 11
Monday, December 7th (4.5 hours):
Today has been a fairly slow day at the Lilly. Any emailed reference questions had been answered by the time I arrived in the afternoon, I don’t have any classes coming up, and the reading room was relatively quiet. Most of the manuscripts had been put away too!
I spent most of my time updating the social media calendar. Rebecca gave me an interesting calendar that has birthdays of important authors/entertainers/political figures/scientists – it’s from Half Price Books. The nice thing is, it has some one for EVERY day. I’ve used it as a guide to look up people in the Lilly collections to see if they’re relevant to us.
Wednesday, December 9th (4.5 hours):
Another slow day… but it’s also my last! 😥
Happily, since I still don’t have a full-time job yet, they’ve asked me if I can come back in the spring to work for a few hours. I have to keep my IU administrative assistant job in order to pay the bills and work 20 hours with them, but I should be able to give 8 hours to the Lilly. Since both jobs are at IU I can’t go over the 29 hour limit because then they’ll have to start paying me benefits.
I spent most of my time today adding to the social media calendar again – my goal was to have something for every day on the calendar. That objective didn’t quite work out, but I have managed to put a lot on there. I’m quite proud of my little project.
Well… now on to finishing up a few things for my credit classes and then graduation on the 19th! Yay!
Thank you to everyone at the Lilly Library who’s helped me out over the past 2 years, especially my internship advisor, Rebecca Baumann, and academic advisor, Joel Silver!