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
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
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?
Like most library-types, I’m an introvert. I get my energy and approval primarily from within. I like being alone. I like quiet times. It’s why I was such a good task-oriented person and part of why I would be a good cataloger if I wanted to go that route. But over the years I’ve intentionally…… Continue reading Schmoozing Skills
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)