|This has been me for the past week!|
Your regularly scheduled book review has been moved to tomorrow in order to bring you this
big news announcement.....
As will be officially announced at work today - I am moving up to the Young Adult Librarian position!
Our former YA Librarian has moved on to another library in our consortium (not too far away though - so hopefully we can still meet up from time to time). I am super excited for her because she is awesome at what she does and deserves all the good things.
But I'm not going to lie - my brain went straight from being sad that she was leaving to wondering who would take her place? Which naturally went to - why couldn't it be me? I talked with my husband and decided to go for it - at least ask to be considered and not be too upset if someone else applied with more experience, etc. After all, I had a job in the Children's Room that I loved - so I didn't have much to lose. I love the library I work in, and because everyone else does too - these opportunities don't come around too often. I had to go for it.
And so it goes - I will start a several week long transition period in which I will get to know the collection, the community & school contacts, and the teens themselves so that I am fully in the position before Summer Reading starts. Also, this gives the Children's Department time to fill my position. (If you are looking for a part time Library Assistant position in a Children's Room of a public library in NE Massachusetts - let me know!) I am going to miss working so closely with the staff of that department - they are all such wonderful people. I'm going to miss the kids too - but I'm not going too far! Just upstairs!
I am so excited for this new opportunity and the challenges that await me. I'm still wrapping my head around it all. Life is going to get a little crazy around here for the next year or so (which I'm sure will be reflected here as well) but I can't wait!
This is why you go after your dreams kids - they just might come true.