Saturday, October 22, 2011

JASNA AGM and Some More Good News



So, I haven't posted for over a week -- it's been CRA-ZEE in Karenland.  First of all, I spent most of last week in Ft. Worth at the Jane Austen Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Which was fabulous and I hope to post on it soon, as soon as I can figure out how to upload the photos from my camera, which is not cooperating.

The other big news is that just before I went out of town, I found out that I got a promotion at the library!!! Seriously!!! After working as a Library Aide (also known as a shelver) for several months, I got promoted to full-time Library Assistant!!!  Woo hoo!!  It's still not Librarian yet, but it is full-time so that means I'm one step closer, plus I have lots more responsibilities and I'll get programming experience as well!!  Oh, and paid vacations and all the other great benefits that go along with being a city employee.

Of course this also means that I'll actually have to work full-time -- which will definitely cut in to my reading and blogging time, which is the only drawback.  But as I like to tell my children, that's life in the big city.  And I have to leave my wonderful branch which was full of lovely people, but so far my experience has been that there are many, many lovely people who work in libraries, so I look forward to working with the lovely people at my new branch.  I'll spend next week training at the downtown Central Library then it's off to my new job on Halloween!

13 comments:

  1. Welcome back - I'm looking forward to your AGM report. And congratulations on the promotion!

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  2. Congrats again Karen! I'm very excited for you. :)

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  3. Woo hoo - great news! Will you be doing adult or youth programming?

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  4. This is wonderful news, Karen! I'm so excited for you!

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  5. Congratulations, a very well-deserved promotion. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new branch & think of all the opportunities for finding new books...

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  6. That is brilliant news indeed! I'm sureit won't be long until you get a librarian position :)

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  7. Thanks to everyone for your well wishes! I forgot to add, I'll be doing teen programming, so I may have to add YA lit to my reading list. I'm so excited about this opportunity. I'll post an update after I start at my new branch.

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  8. One of my local friends is the YA librarian at our library--I love giving her recommendations for books she should order. Congratulations on the full-time job!

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  9. Congratulations. I've always wanted to work in a library myself. I think I'd enjoy being a shelver.

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  10. Congratulations. I look back on my own library assistant days with great fondness. I'm late getting to this but I hope it's all going well now.

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