Category: Job Searching

Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches

Last year, I was approached by someone who wanted me to contribute to their new librarian website. Flattered, I jumped at the chance. I began trading emails with the site’s owner and looking at his site. We talked about what his site’s purpose was…

My Worst Job Interview Experience, Part 1

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Do not apply for a job at the University of Cincinnati.

I’m Fully Staffed Again!, or, I Needed a Drink

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Recently, a candidate accepted a job offer to work for me. This means that for the first time since the end of June I’m fully staffed in my department. Prior to that I was fully staffed for 4-6 weeks, maybe. Other than that, from…

Obligatory Weekly Update

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Not much has been going on. The second week of the semester is over and I feel like we’ve settled in. DeLyle was here for about twenty-four hours on Tuesday and Wednesday for a job interview on campus. Our fingers are crossed but her…

Surviving a Toxic Work Place

Hopefully, this will never happen to you. Hopefully, you will spend your career working in supportive environments filled with respect and opportunity. Hopefully, your co-workers will grow to be friends and family, and everyone will be happy forever and look something like these approachably…

Announcing, Live, and In Person…

ME! Today, I confirmed that I will, indeed, be appearing at this year’s Missouri Library Association Conference moderating the JOB SEEKERS’ SUPPORT GROUP.

Life Is Funny, Sometimes

Last year, while attending the Missouri Library Association’s (MLA) annual conference in Springfield, MO, on the last day I had an idea. There should be a session for job seekers to come together and share their experiences. It could be support group for people…

Big Changes: Or, Why I’ve not Been Posting or at ALA.

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…

Happy New-ish Year

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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:

Missouri Library Association Conference, Day 2

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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…

Yet, Another Interview

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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…

Generic Update

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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….