Tag: Public Libraries

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… Continue Reading “Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches”

Emotionalism, the Trials of Public Service, & Vulcans

We’ve all been there. You’ve got a line backed up to the exits, the phone is ringing off the hook, and a patron is standing there wanting to argue policy with you. You could be working in retail, a public library, an academic library, or… Continue Reading “Emotionalism, the Trials of Public Service, & Vulcans”

Why Did My Job Exist?: Decline of Consortial Monograph Circulation at University of Missouri St. Louis, 2011-2016

In the spring of 2016 I was enrolled in the University of Missouri’s School of Information Science & Learning Technology’s (SISLT) Online Education certificate program. I was only in the program for that one semester before taking a new job in a new state… Continue Reading “Why Did My Job Exist?: Decline of Consortial Monograph Circulation at University of Missouri St. Louis, 2011-2016”

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.

Fines, Fines, Everywhere Are Fines…

Earlier today I responded to a Twitter post this way,

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… Continue Reading “Yet, Another Interview”

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.… Continue Reading “Generic Update”

More on Switching between Academic and Public Libraries

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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… Continue Reading “More on Switching between Academic and Public Libraries”

What More Can I Do?

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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… Continue Reading “What More Can I Do?”