Saturday, March 12, 2016

Work Experience

This week I've been completing work experience at the West Australia Museum Library, at their warehouse location. I'm doing this as part of my Librarian bachelor degree, and I'm there for three weeks.
There is a lot of interesting things in the museum storage warehouse, although sadly I'm not allowed to take photos of anything (security risk). But I've seen the famous blue whale skeleton (it's huge!), a wall full of animal skulls with horns, and a new specimen of a sunfish (aka, Mola Mola). It's very exciting to see different things!

Luckily, I am able to take photos within the library. We have some cool bat lithograph prints by Gould.

This is my favourite one, I love the little fat bat hanging from the tree!

The taxidermy bird who overlooks the library.

The library is very small, it only has two employees, and it's not open to the public. I'm enjoying my time there, as I haven't had experience in a special library before.


Aji LaStrange said...


Insomniac's Attic said...

Bat prints, taxidermy and not open to the public. Sounds perfect. ;)

Frilly Frenchie said...

I understand your enthousiast 100%. I worked both in museums (as a guard) and in a library and there are so many things to see, read, learn...
I hope to be redeployed to a public library after my sick leave because that's what I was best at and enjoyed the most. My only (big) trouble is that I relapsed in social phobia and I don't know how to do to avoid being too much in touch with the general public...damn it sucks.