Thursday, August 12, 2010

*** NEW JOB ***


You may recall from a Sunday Salon post a couple weeks ago that I had a job interview for a library assistant position. Well, guess what. . .

I GOT IT!!!!

I am SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW! I am going to be working in a LIBRARY and I FINALLY get to MOVE OUT OF MY PARENTS' HOUSE WHICH I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO EVER SINCE I GRADUATED TWO YEARS AGO!! Wheee!

The job begins Monday, August 30. I have family I can stay with until I find an apartment (moving to a new city, yay!) but I'm not sure how this is going to impact my reading and blogging. I'll be posting on the rest of Purgatorio within the next couple of days for Richard's Dante read-along. Paradiso is scheduled for September 3-5; plus there's In the American Grain coming up on August 27 for the Non-Structured Book Club. And I still have three more books for the Horrible Dare Challenge, which ends September 21. And I still need to read and review all 640 of Karen Tei Yamashita's I Hotel for The Front Table, although that review is due "at your leisure" so I think I can hold it off a bit longer. I may have to skip In the American Grain (*sniffle*) and I'll definitely be late for Paradiso. But we'll see how things work out.

(This library has over three million books so I don't think I have to worry about finding a copy of anything ever again!)

Now I know a lot of other book bloggers work in libraries too, either as librarians or in some other capacity. I can think of Frances and debnance off the top of my head but I know there's a ton more. Soooo - shout out! Who else is part of the club?

18 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you! Unfortunately however it sounds like you can't take the job because you have blogging obligations.... Well, okay, I guess we'll excuse you if you can't post more of those amazing analyses in the weeks ahead.

In terms of confessions, I used to be a law librarian, but currently am unemployed and therefore have an inordinate amount of time to devote to vampires.

Richard said...

Congrats, E.L. Fay! And welcome to the library rat club once headed by J.L. Borges and a number of unfortunate victims in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.

Chad Hull said...

Congrats on the new job; I hope it's all you want it to be.

JoAnn said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations!!! Are you moving far?

Amy said...

Congrats! How exciting!

Kathy Martin said...

Congratulations on your new job! I hope you enjoy your job as much as I enjoy mine.

I have been a school librarian for 34 years now. Year 35 begins on August 30.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

That's so exciting - it's such a great experience to make your own little space to your specifications. Awesome, lady!

Emily said...

Uh, that last comment was me. Apparently so excited that I neglected to put in my name. :-0

Mrs. C said...

Congrats, chiquita--so you're leaving home for a new city just when my kid is returning home from the city. And you're taking a job in a library whilst he will be pursuing a graduate degree in library/media. Cool, ain't it?

E. L. Fay said...

Thanks everyone! I'm only moving a few hours away so it's not really a big deal. But I'll be much closer to NYC! I can take day trips on the train!

nicole said...

Congratulations! Not only a job, but one you really wanted. Hope the move goes well.

simplerpastimes said...

Congratulations! I keep hearing so many downer stories about jobs and job searches that it's exciting to hear such a good one. Good luck with the move and finding an apartment.

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!

Iris on Books said...

Congratulations! And I hope the move goes well.

Amy said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is awesome, especially the number of books that your library has - I am drooling :D Good luck with the move and the new job. I hope you post about it and let us know how you like it.

Valerie said...

Congratulations! A job amongst books? Sounds great. Best of luck with it and being closer to NYC should be wonderful.

Several years ago, I did consider pursuing a degree in library science, but decided against it (this was after I already had a 4-year degree). Oh well.

Hope you will share with us your experiences!

softdrink said...

Belated congratulations!! That is incredibly exciting!! Wanna trade jobs?

claire said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A dream job, indeed!

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