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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…