Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What do you do?

I'm trying out a new line.

When people ask that inevitable, American question of "What do you do?" I've changed my answer from the standard reference librarian response to this: Sales.

The inevitable follow-up question tends to be "Sales of what?" to which I reply "the Spokane Public Library. I sell the library."* It's fun and it immediately gives you the opportunity to pitch your collections, services, awesomeness, etc. You should give it try.

*You may want to substitute your library's name for fear of getting some really strange looks if you aren't from Spokane.

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