My second library school year is creeping around the corner. I say that not because it’s July and classes start in September, but because I’ve received a few emails from UMD about financial aid awards, promissory notes, and what not.
My goal for this school year is to have a full time job before I complete the spring semester. Despite all the grumblings about libraries dying and discussion about how few library jobs are available, I believe it can happen. AACPL was visited by the better budget fairies, so they will be able to hire a nice chunk of full time folks in the near future, plus DCPL & PGCMLS have open positions for library associates right now. I, of course, keep my eye on the Smithsonian’s website for job vacancies to see if any library technician spots are available (or other librarian-ish type positions).
It’s going to happen, but I feel antsy and angst-y about it for the time being
and it doesn’t help that I didn’t get the graduate assistantship position at the Driskell Center.