Working at a smaller museum with so much in its possession is fun because there is always work to be done. Many of the museum’s records have not been updated in years, so much of my and my fellow intern’s time will be spent working with the museum’s accession software this summer. At times it seems like there is so much work to do, but not enough people to do everything. Ashley, the museum’s curator and our supervisor, has often mentioned the limitations of a smaller budget and staff. This experience expands upon a high school volunteer job I had with the Melrose Branch Library in Roanoke City which also had its limitations regarding support. The diligence of the passionate staff in both experiences made an impression on me as I observed the way they cared about their positions greatly despite any struggles with financial limitations. These positions have taught me valuable lessons in learning to work with what is given and thinking creatively. Experiences like these inspire me to work with a sense of purpose and pride in serving the public.