The week was good, I feel that I really got into a good groove. I was able to move through one record after the other. I established how I like to go about cataloging new items. Like any good student, I am still learning the little things about format and some common subject or genre heading to use when it comes to cataloging. I also went through the second supervisors meeting, it was encouraging and nice to hear that I am doing a good job for the most part. I just need to work on proofreading these records and writing the summaries as clearly as possible. That is a bit hard for me to do. My best bet is just to pretend that everything I put out that is in a cover letter that will get me that dream job.
I am a little sad that this experience is almost at an end. I enjoyed my time at the archives/center, I just wish that I was able to see more people coming into the archives and using the materials that they have. In my near 18 hours a week I barely saw anybody else in the archives. I also wish I would have come into the archives and got to experience how they do outreach to the different communities.
Question of the week: What are some ways in which you try to improve your proofreading?