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.
Happy New-ish Year, gentle readers. After a three month hiatus I thought now would be a good time to jump back in the blogging pool. Some quick updates: Job hunt continues. After a promising summer of interviews I’m still in the same position I was before. I’ve gone back to school. Since 11.5 years experience and…… Continue reading Happy New-ish Year
Breakfast: biscuits and gravey, scrambled eggs, potatoes o’brien, and bacon. Free! I gave up coffee (!) about three weeks ago due to the aggravation it causes my GERD. This whole time I’ve not missed it as much as I am this morning. I know it’s mostly psychological, but after a short night I can’t seem…… Continue reading Missouri Library Association Conference, Day 2
So, I’m a little early for my job interview. Okay, a lot early. When I parked the car I was 51 minutes (!) early. Now, I’m just sitting in my car listening to XTC on Tidal until I can show my face in the library. Why is this interview different? It is my second public…… Continue reading Yet, Another Interview
It’s been more than a week since I posted last. I’ve just not been in the head space for that. A few quick updates, though: On Thursday (8/25) I have an interview with St. Louis Public Library’s Schafly Branch that I’m pretty excited about. Washington University is looking for an ILL Librarian. I’ve applied, but…… Continue reading Generic Update
I want to be clear about something. I am interested in switching from academic to public libraries NOT because I am angry with or unsuited for academic librarianship. Just the opposite, in fact. I am well suited for that field. I am interested in making the switch because those same skills and dispositions that make…… Continue reading More on Switching between Academic and Public Libraries
On Monday, August 8, I sat down for an in person job interview with St. Louis County Library for an Assistant Branch Manager position at their Daniel Boone library. I met with the Branch Manager and a woman from Human Resources. We spoke for approximately 30 minutes. It was all very pleasant. I stressed why…… Continue reading What More Can I Do?