10 things library school does not teach you how to handle

Vomit, body odour, mental health issues, complaints about little kids audibly enjoying themselves for half an hour a week, the challenge of explaining to someone why they owe a three-figure fine. And dealing with violence. It’s all here, folks. This is how it is.

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  1. potato-hands reblogged this from rowanlane
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  3. nofuckinginthelibrary reblogged this from 21stgoddamncentury and added:
    this is why i’m scared. (part, anyway…)
  4. i-clone-celebrities reblogged this from aliberallibrarian and added:
    No one, no one, can teach you how to handle everything that comes up. Because every patron is a different situation. You...
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  6. scribblesnorton reblogged this from smilethatbursts and added:
    Oh man, I thought my war stories were bad, but I have NOTHING on someone shitting in a book.
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  9. 21stgoddamncentury reblogged this from intrepidheroine and added:
    You could fill a book with things library school didn’t teach me. You could fill a library.
  10. intrepidheroine reblogged this from scribblesnorton and added:
    That’s my Tuesday. I hope an MLIS will teach me useful skills, not just, “Sir, you really can’t watch porn on our...
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    How to convince a person that no one actually is going to seek them out and besmirch their golden reputation.
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