Well, it finally happened! After 2.5 years of laborious and demoralizing job hunting I’ve finally been graced with a NEW JOB! About two months ago UNLV offered me the position of Circulation Manager for their Lied Library. I agreed to it right away and my wife and I started preparations for the move from St.…… Continue reading Big Changes: Or, Why I’ve not Been Posting or at ALA.
On October 25th I have a Skype interview with UC Berkeley. Yay! But, that’s not what this post is really about. Everyone in my workplace knows that I am looking for another job. I am well aware that my openness on this matter is a luxury not afforded to many. It just so happens that…… Continue reading Moving Forward and Eating Elephants
I found library school to be surprising in a lot of ways. It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I’d hoped it would be. In fact, I had to work much harder as an undergraduate than as a graduate student. There was very little practical application of our subject matter. For instance, I heard a great…… Continue reading Where I’m At (updated 07/22)
Headlong into the Old Question I didn’t grow up going to libraries. My family lived in an unincorporated part of the county, and if we had a county library in the 1980’s when I was a boy, it was unknown to me. There certainly weren’t any that I ever saw or heard about. The two…… Continue reading Why Do I Want to Be a Librarian, Anyway?:Part II
Vocational Disappointment & Promise When I graduated high school in 1997 I knew exactly what I was going to do with my life. I was going to enthusiastically say “F-you” to everybody in Jefferson County, MO and make myself into a wealthy and respected engineer and producer of popular music. By my 10th school reunion…… Continue reading Why Do I Want to Be a Librarian, Anyway?: Part I