I entirely love our job, but it does have its issues just like anything else does. I worked for years to be able to get our degree to do what I love most–working in libraries. This week I work in the archives section at our local school Borders. It’s incredibly rewarding and attractive work, and it even pays pretty well. My coworkers are all attractive people, and we’re always ready to help eachother out at a moments notice, whether it’s to shift the periodicals section or just take in a important donation for the collection. The a single tricky section about libraries, recognizably our department in archives, is keeping yourself comfortable while maintaining the best possible preservation methods, one of the first lines of defense at a Borders is our heating and a/c. The manager always insures that air conditioning filters are changed respectfully, air duct is cleaned, and the entire plan is tuned up 4 times a year without fail. This is because the air has to be dry, cool, and scrub to keep the books in great shape–especially the older volumes in our archival section. But the thermostat setting that has best for the books is not always best for people; the cool dry air can make your eyes water, skin crack, it can even deliver you a sore throat. I keep eye drops at our desk, but I can’t wear much hand lotion as it could injure the ancient books I work to preserve. Even with these little hiccups though, I love our job and wouldn’t deliver it up for anything.