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.
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 August 8 I have a Skype interview for a Head of Access Services position. As part of this interview I’ve been told to prepare a 10 minute talk on problems facing Access Services in academic libraries. I thought the best way to this would be first to write about some problems in Access Services.…… Continue reading An Idealized Access Services Model
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