ASB: Day 5: The Last Day

posted Mar 2, 2012, 5:22 PM by jj pionke
Today, we wrote captions.  I wrote one about Maurice Tempelsman who was Jackie Kennedy's lover for the last 20 some years of her life and then I also wrote one about body disposal and the Rwandan Genocide.  Then I wrote up a spreadsheet of all the files that I created - 215 if you want to know - and after that I cleaned up my workstation.  The supervisor, who was awesome, took us to lunch at a Chinese place which was fun.  It was great just to sit and chit chat.  After that was the closing ceremonies where we met the Law Librarian of the Library of Congress and got certificates which was fun.  The supervisor also gave us thank you gifts!  I got a pint glass and a book on the Library of Congress - I love them both!  I can't wait to read the book.  Airplane reading!
All in all, this was a great trip.  I was here to work and that is what I did.  I feel like I meaningfully contributed to a project that really needed my attention and I learned that I more than likely do not want to be a government librarian.  I really do like higher education.  As a loud and boisterous person, I need an environment that I can be free to explore and bounce around in.  Government librarianship is a little more understated than I am comfortable with.  I didn't see much of DC, but I've been here many times and DC isn't going anywhere.  I'm very glad I came here and I will always return to this city. 
So, ASB - a success!  Learned a lot, did a lot, had a lot of fun!