It's been 2 and a half months since I started my traineeship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and it has been far from what I expected. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect as this is the first time I've worked in a library. I am from a retail background, having worked in retail for 5 years, so it was difficult for me to imagine anything different. In addition, I knew very little, if not nothing, when it came to law.
However is has been an enlightening couple of months. I've learned about checking in new serial books onto the millennium software, the different terminology used when referring to law books and law reports etc. and the different departments that work behind the scenes.
I could go on, because I'm learning something new everyday. Whether it's to do with the databases used to find material or the way in which students use the resources.
I'm glad I started with an open mind and that it is completely different to what I was doing before. I took the leap to do something that I had wanted to do for a long time and I'm really enjoying it.