Friday, March 7, 2014

Most valuable skills

I present, in rough order of importance, the five characteristics that contribute most to my effectiveness as a public library reference assistant:

1. Grew up after the average person stopped thinking a computer might blow up if you pressed the wrong key
2. Always sorry for everything
3. Spent a lot of time playing with Microsoft Paint as a child
4. Big, genuine smile
5. Ivy-league caliber undergraduate degree and 2/3 of the way through a master's of library science program


  1. For #2, I would substitute "filled with empathy and compassion."
    For #5, I would correct the spelling of caliber, and speculate that the hard work underlying your various degrees is more important than the degrees themselves.

    1. Oh dear. My spelling carelessness is obvious when I don't have Firefox's spell-check function to protect me!