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?
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