12.20.2013

in which my library career takes another step forward

I am very pleased to announce that I've landed my first full-time librarian gig! It's a temporary position, for six months, in the "Readers' Den" Department of the Mississauga Central Library. Readers' Den takes in all the fiction, magazines, movies, and very importantly, the Youth department, both teen fiction and teen programs. I'll be working with teens again, something I love, I'll be sharpening my readers' advisory skills, and I'll be able to work as a full-time librarian while I wait for a permanent position to post.

Please forgive my bragging, but I must tell you that I totally aced the interview. I was told that I "blew it out of the water," and that offering me the position was a "no-brainer". Needless to say, this makes me feel pretty great!

As you may recall, I am nervous about working full-time. It will be a huge change for me. Even when I've worked more than full-time hours - school, part-time jobs, writing gigs, activism - I've always had a lot of flexibility, and enjoyed juggling many different facets of my life. Having one full-time job is scary. But I'm thoroughly enjoying the work, and I do want my career to advance, so this is a natural next step.

So here we go!

10 comments:

Amy said...

To repeat what I said on FB: WOW!

I am so happy for you. I know that this is your favorite age group, and you will be so great with teens.

I am sure the full-time hours will be an adjustment, but if you love the work, as I am sure you will, the hours may not feel as bad as you anticipate.

For now---enjoy the good feeling!

laura k said...

Thanks, Amy!! At least half of the interview was about teens. I really got to pull out all the stops. :)

Yes, totally enjoying the happiness now. I will enjoy the increased paycheque, too. Yay!

allan said...

Fuck Yeah!

johngoldfine said...

Good on you!

Rachel Adelson said...

Congratulations! This is fantastic and the teens and sheer novelty of the situation will keep you going. Hurray! You're on your way.

laura k said...

Thank you both!

(I've been on my way since June... that's how I got this job. :) )

deang said...

Woo hoo! I'd love to have been a fly on the wall during that interview.

laura k said...

Aw, thanks, deang!

impudent strumpet said...

Congratulations!!! (Just catching up...)

laura k said...

Thank you! :) :)