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A Librarian in the Land of the Pharaohs
OLA Quarterly
  • Joan Petit, Portland State University
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  • Employment in foreign countries

The article presents the author's insights on the transition in her family after moving from Carrboro, North Carolina to Cairo, Egypt, where she will spend her two years working as Reference and Instruction Librarian at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC). The author says that the welcome change in her family was the employment of a part-time housekeeper and nanny. She adds that most of the evenings and weekends of her family were spent at the club, visiting with friends, and relaxing.


This is the publisher's final pdf. Article appears in the Spring 2011 issues of OLA Quarterly

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Petit, J. (2011). A Librarian in the Land of the Pharaohs. OLA Quarterly, 17(1), 12-14.