It’s the end of the year and I should be reflective, especially since I only have a few days left of being a librarian. And that’s what this blog is about, me and my experiences in being a librarian and other librarian-ish things. [Cues up New Edition’s “Is This the End“.]
So now that I’m switching gears and entering the archival world, is maintaining my blog necessary? Maybe misleading is a better word than necessary. Misleading in the sense that I’m not a librarian anymore. That is the question I’m wrestling with, am I still a librarian if I work in archives?
When I was in library school there was an archival specialization, and as far as I know there’s no graduate degree in archives. So is an archivist a synonym for librarian? I mean, clearly they do different things, but the fundamentals are similar.
I’m sure it’ll be harder to explain my job now, because how many people visit archives? But I bet you’ve been to a library at some point in your life and have an idea of what goes on there. Oh dang, I think I may have just questioned myself into a reason to maintain this blog.