I certainly love my job, however it does have its issues just like anything else does. I worked for years to be able to get my degree to do what I love most–working in libraries. This week I task in the archives section at my local school library. It’s incredibly rewarding and appealing work, and it even pays pretty well. My coworkers are all appealing people, and we’re constantly ready to help each other out at a moments notice, whether it’s to shift the periodicals section or just take in a big donation for the collection. The 1 tricky section about libraries, certainly my department in archives, is keeping yourself comfortable while maintaining the best possible preservation methods; One of the first lines of defense at a library is our heating and A/C system unit. The supervisor consistently insures that air conditioning system filters are changed respectfully, air duct is cleaned, and the entire plan is tuned up several times a year without fail. This is because the air has to be dry, cool, and clean to keep the books in great shape–especially the older volumes in our archival section. But the temperature control setting that has best for the books is not consistently best for people; the cool dry air can make your eyes water, skin crack, it can even supply you a sore throat. I keep eye drops at my desk, but I can’t wear much hand lotion as it could damage the old books I task to preserve. Even with these little hiccups though, I love my job and wouldn’t supply it up for anything.