SLA Day on the Job

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to spend the day with Curriculum Services Specialist Ann Cullen at Harvard Business School’s Baker Library as part of the Special Library Association’s (SLA) Day on the Job program. Coincidentally, another GSLIS student who I had met twice before (once as part of an informational panel for prospective students, and once at the Somerville Public Library, where we both volunteered at the Friends of the Library book sale earlier this month) was starting her summer internship at Baker that day, so we went around together.

Ann – herself a doctoral student at GSLIS – introduced us to several other Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) librarians and staff. We also got to sit in on a meeting of reference librarians discussing virtual reference; saw behind the scenes of the historical collection; and of course we got a tour of Baker (and got to see inside Widener as well). I may never work in a business library, but Day on the Job provided an excellent inside look at a top-notch academic library. A great experience!

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