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.
So, if the purpose of this blog is to explore the profession and my place in it — and it’s supposed to be — then, what I need to do is, well, that. I’ll begin, I guess not with the beginning (I’ve done that here and here), but with where I am today. Today, I…… Continue reading Digital Humanities and Value Added Services
Lately, I’ve been too busy to blog. But, I did write a promotional article about our library for our campus’ student newspaper! You can read it here. Do it! Now! It’s really good. You know you want to.
Well this has been the strangest and most stressful start to a semester I’ve experienced in the last year. Earlier, this month, I had interviewed and hired a new student assistant. I was perhaps a week or two late in doing this, so by the time the paperwork was ready she wouldn’t be able to…… Continue reading Working for a Living
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?