Our post today was written by Harriet, one of the UAPL 2015 Youth Summer Interns. Harriet is returning for her second summer internship with the Youth Department, one of only three interns to hold that distinction throughtout the years.
Throughout the school year you get to hear from our wonderful librarians for all your UAPL blog-reading needs. However, for a select amount of time in the summer, interns take over. Before this exciting time, it seems fitting to explain what we, as interns, do for the library. Actually, a better question would be “What don't library interns do?” The first thing thing that pops into mind is “not work any place other than the Youth Department.” Yes, it is true we pull on-hold books from the Youth Department and take them to the front of the library, but for the most part we stick to our own Youth Department.
If you see us in any section feel free to say hello! We can be identified by our red and blue lanyards that script “intern” and our names. Other than that, we pretty much stick to our section, and participate in many of the amazing things our Youth Department does. Such as, prepare crafts, stamp weeded books, help out at youth events, pull missing and requested books and overall just help out.
My favorite days are when planned events take place, because it is so rewarding to see partrons, young or old, with smiles on their faces. After all, our main goal as interns is to make the library as fun, and help it run as smoothly as possible.
Harriet (UAPL Youth Intern)