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Library Career For Adults

by EvilSuperStar Posted 30th Oct 2008 at 12:27 AM - Updated 3rd Mar 2011 at 5:24 PM by whiterider
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This career is based on the structure of libraries within my own county council and my job as a library assistant. It's not exact but it's close enough! There are chance cards for all 10 levels and the reward is the teleprompter.

I tested it extensively in my own game which has all expansion packs installed and also checked it using Numenor's Any Game Starter with just the base game. It shouldn't overwrite any of the game careers, nor should it overwrite any other custom ones you have installed but if it does then please let me know.

Below is the description for each level.

Central Library Assistant:
Wage - $255
Hours - 9am-6pm
Days Worked - T W Th F Sa

You thought that working in a library would be a nice quiet job but now you realise that you couldn't have been more wrong! It's not just issuing and returning books it's shelving, dealing with enquiries, helping people with their computers, trying to placate angry customers, lugging around heavy deliveries, covering branch libraries and that stuff is just for starters! Still, your colleagues are great and when the desk is free of customers for the odd five minutes it makes you all the more grateful.

Reference AIC:
Wage - $340
Hours - 10am-5pm
Days Worked - T W Th F Sa

Now you're assistant in charge of the reference library your department is much quieter, but no less busy. When people want to find out about their family history or who lived in their house a hundred years ago it's you they come to for answers!

Senior Library Assistant:
Wage - $460
Hours - 10am-5pm
Days Worked - T W Th F Sa

You're back working on the main desk but with one main difference – this time you have to deal with most of the angry people! As SLA if things start to get out of hand it's up to you to step in and protect your staff. It's also up to you to deal with the most difficult enquiries and sort out cover for the branch libraries when your manager's off.

Branch Library Manager:
Wage - $600
Hours - 10am-5pm
Days Worked - M T Th F

This is much more like it! Your branch library is much quieter and the days much less busy . However, as there's only you and one other member of staff at the branch every day things can quite quickly get out of hand. It's your job to make sure the library stays tidy and running like clockwork – if it doesn't then you're the only person to blame!

Central Library Manager:
Wage - $650
Hours - 10am-4pm
Days Worked - T W Th F Sa

Away from the front desk at last! As manager of a central library there's a lot more paperwork and a lot more staff to deal with. If the library assistants or the SLA have a problem it's you that has to sort it out. Not only that but you also have to put up with the librarians who think they know what's best for the library when most of their decisions just end up making more trouble for you. On top of this you're also attending Library School part time trying to earn your own librarianship degree – after all it's much better to be making the bad decisions than being the one trying to sort out the trouble they cause.

Information Librarian:
Wage - $775
Hours - 11am-4pm
Days Worked - M T W Th F

All that hard work has finally paid off and you're in your first post as a librarian. As the information librarian for your council you're doing a lot of the same work as when you were a reference AIC, only this time the enquiries are much more difficult and the information's a heck of a lot harder to find.

Senior Librarian:
Wage - $1055
Hours - 10am-3pm
Days Worked - M T W Th F

You're now the senior librarian for your area and spend most of your time travelling around the branch libraries to check that things are working properly and attending meetings on various subjects from the people's network computers to whether the use of mobile phones in libraries should be banned (again). At least the money's good.

Area Manager:
Wage - $1580
Hours - 10am-3pm
Days Worked - T W Th F

This is the easy life! Now you get to spend most of your time locked in your office as the majority of the hard work is done by the people in positions below or above you.

Assistant Head of Libraries:
Wage - $2150
Hours - 11am-3pm
Days Worked - M T W Th

You're not just in charge of an area any more, you're in charge of the people in charge of them! All of the major decisions not worth bothering the Director of Library Services with go through you. It's also up to you to oversee any renovation work taking place in any of the twenty-seven libraries within the county – you even get to choose which hideously coloured carpet goes in!

Director for Libraries and Culture:
Wage - $3260
Hours - 11am-3pm
Days Worked - T W Th

You've finally made it to the top of the ladder so now it's time to kick back and relax a bit. You've got legions of staff underneath you to make the boring decisions, instead you're more concerned with promoting library services and trying to make them cool. Good luck with that.

EDIT 8/11/08:
I have written a teen/elder version of this career which I'm hoping to start coding this afternoon. As soon as it's done and tested I'll upload it here. As well as the addition of the teen/elder job ANox is very kindly translating the careers (both the adult and teen versions) into french. When I get the translated documents back I'll add the french versions here.

25/11/08 - The teen career is still on its way, I'm just having a few problems linking it up to this adult version at the moment. Sorry for the delay!

Thanks to everyone that has downloaded this career so far, I hope you're enjoying it

Additional Credits:
Thank you to Emma Barrett and her fabulous career tutorial.

Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: All

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 1:09 AM
This looks neat, nice to see a new career! Thanks!
Test Subject
#3 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 1:56 AM
Hey thanks, lol I am a library assistant too so was most amused when I saw this, I will have fun with this, many thanks :D
Test Subject
#4 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 1:57 AM
btw - I wish that was my daily pay wage lol
Mad Poster
#5 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 3:41 AM
I've always a librarian career - now my Rupert Giles doesn't have to be an educator! Thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 4:30 AM
Wow, I've been waiting for someone to make this for a long time. Your job titles and their descriptions are very apt as well. I can tell you work at a library! Thanks for sharing.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 5:10 AM
wow new career!!

thank you

I can't speak read and write english. I'm sorry if you can't understand!.
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 5:49 AM
This is so nerdfightastic!
Test Subject
#9 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 11:09 AM
this is a great idea ! btw, can i ask you to make a translation ? you see i'm french, that's not mtter for me as you can see i speak english but my son has been bored with all these english complements i had... see if you don't speak french i can translate and you modify no problem

see you
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 1:01 PM
Yay, been waiting for this a long time! X^D

Back playing Sims 2 after 10 years . . .
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 3:10 PM
thanks for this im studying to be a library tech. i was testing the career out on a family and all the sims had gone i sped up time and the time was much slower than usual. afterwards i deleted the career and everything went back to normal.
i just wanted to let you know i defently do want this in my game though thanks

If we were all the same who would be Diffrent?
Forum Resident
#12 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 3:48 PM
Great idea! I love it!

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Test Subject
#13 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 4:21 PM
Thank you! thank you! thank you! -My NinS sim can now have her REAL job! (Im a library assistant too) -So again THANK YOU! :D
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 12:28 AM
Interesting career, thanks!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 2:08 AM
It looks and sounds amazing! But can I ask one you have a pic of the career?

Everything in this room is edible,in fact even I am edible,but that my dear chld is called cannibalism and is frowned upon in most societies.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 7:08 PM
Thanks for your comments everyone . ANox and pottersfreak I've PMd you about your questions.

Velvet Sky rox! there's a couple of screenshots just above where you can download the file if that's what you mean. If you're talking about a custom icon then it's the same as the pic for the 'homework help' want/memory.
Test Subject
#17 Old 1st Nov 2008 at 6:39 AM
Well, as you can see by my name, I also work as a-I guess it would be a Reference AIC, in a county library system. This is great, and long overdue. Thanks for creating this, and thanks from all us library workers, for the recognition!
Test Subject
#18 Old 5th Nov 2008 at 11:33 PM
this is great, thank you!
The Great AntiJen
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#19 Old 11th Nov 2008 at 9:41 PM
Nice - I appreciate the work involved since I have written a number of careers myself. So well done.
Top Secret Researcher
#20 Old 13th Dec 2008 at 7:26 AM
Very nice job.
Test Subject
#21 Old 23rd Dec 2008 at 2:24 PM
Uwww Awesome! Thank you so much, this is perfect! ^,^

Remember, It takes 46 muscles in your mouth to frown, but only 4 to extend your arm and bitch-slap the SOB that's F**kin' with you upside the head!

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Test Subject
#22 Old 29th Dec 2008 at 10:51 PM
Um, this is actually not game related, but library studies related. i am about to graduate with a secondary education/ history degree, and I realize I am not happy with teaching. I know I have to go on to get a masters degree in order to work in a library, but are there any jobs in between you can get without a masters? Also, if there are jobs, how are the wages? I will have $500 in student loan payments a month after I graduate.

Thanks for any help! Love the career!
Test Subject
#23 Old 28th Jan 2009 at 8:28 PM
omg, you made my day! I think I love you! Thanks for making my career!! I'm working in my library right now... lol.

@dawnjoycondit: You can start as a library page which is just a part time shelving books then you can move your way up to become a librarian aid. That's what I do. You only need a high school degree in my county to do the job.

Go into your local public librarian and give it a go! You never know. They can surely give you all the information you seek!

Y mi banda toca el rock
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#24 Old 30th Jan 2009 at 6:18 PM
It's different in the UK to America I believe - here you start out as a library assistant which doesn't require a librarianship degree, but you can only progress so far as library manager without it. Our county council will pay for long time assistants to go to library school (it's actual name, I swear I'm not making it up lol) and train as a librarian. However, over here once librarians get a job they tend to stay in it for life, so even if people do their librarians degree it can be very difficult to find a position unless you're willing to move to the other side of the country.

By the way, the wages here in England for non-professional jobs suck big time! We're majorly under-paid and I'm not just saying that because I'm biased lol.
Test Subject
#25 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 1:02 AM
I really like this career, but one of the chance cards in the senior library assistant level that was something about your sim being busy with a lot of stuff when another employee comes in and asks your sim to help out a customer you have to choose whether to help the customer or keep working on the other stuff, when you chose not to help the customer and it rewards you for it, it says your sim gets 1 logic point and $2000, but it actually only gives them $1. ):
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