Saturday, May 30, 2009


Pardon my exuberance.

I have two interviews this week. One at a bookstore. Actually, it sounds like a good job. I've worked in a bookstore before, and enjoyed it. This interview is first.

The other is for a director position at a nearby library. I know what you are thinking:
Do you REALLY want to go through that again?
My answer:
I DON'T KNOW!!! I just want a job!

Plus, I know the library, it's better run and has a firmer base and much more solid staff than that "OTHER" library at which I am no longer employed, and led to my current situation.

Plus, I can maintain my alias as "The Director".

Any advice?

"The once and possibly future Director"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wow, two in one week

Got this in email today:

Dear applicants for First Year Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian,

Thank you all for your interest in The University of ******. Due to the state of the budget in (our state), the search for this position has been suspended indefinitely. During the last several months the Search Committee conducted phone interviews with the top tier candidates and held two on campus interviews. The pool for this position is exceptionally strong. We regret that until we hear further budget news regarding the next fiscal year, we are unable to proceed with the search process.

Thank you for your interest in U*** and best wishes on your job search.


(By the way, I was NOT one of the 'phone interviews' or the 'on campus interviews'.)

However, I also received a letter from another position asking for a resend of some documents I didn't sign properly. So that's hopeful!

"The Director"

Friday, May 22, 2009

Another one down.

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but the truth is, NOTHING is happening on the job front, and it seems silly to treat this as a 'Twitter' to just post: "Day 233, still nothing".

I'm hoping on two jobs that closed last Friday, one less than 200 miles away, and another in TN. Both college librarian positions.

In the meantime, I've actually gone and registered with Kelly Services, and they have already sent my resume for one temp job that may turn into a permanent position, as a Deputy Clerk for the 2nd Court of Appeals. (and remembering an old episode of "Green Acres" did ask to make sure it was Appeals and not Apples!).

I've also filled out many applications for USA jobs for on-base Supervisory Librarian/librarian Tech positions (Lib Tech on the bases pay just as much as a Supervisory Librarian position!).

So, anyway, today I received this letter for a job to which I applied a few MONTHS ago (the name has been asterisked out to protect the innocent):

Thank you for applying for the Assistant Director position at N*****.

Unfortunately, N***** experienced a substantial cut in funding during the state legislative session. This reduction in state funding will not allow us to fill this open position.

Our hope is that we will be able to find additional support in the future that will allow us to again advertise, and fill, this position.

Executive Director

End quote

Keep smilin'

"the Director"