Monday, March 31, 2014

BIG NEWS!!

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.  
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15 comments:

Annette Mills said...

That's awesome! Good for you. I hope you have fun in your new job!

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

Yay!! Congrats on the new position! I'm so glad you went for it, I know you're going to do awesome =D

geoffwhaley.com said...

Too cool! Congratulations and good luck.

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

Congratulations! I am thrilled for you :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I'm so excited for you! This is awesome!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! How thrilling

Irish said...

Super big congratulations to you!

Kate B said...

Congratulations!

Aarti said...

YAY! That's such wonderful news. Congratulations - so glad you went for it, and happy that they realized you were the right person for the job.

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Thank you all so very much! I can't wait to get started!

Heather said...

Wooooo! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Congratulations!

theenglishist.com said...

Congratulations!

Alysia A said...

CONGRATS!!!!! That is so cool!

Christine said...

Congratulations! That is such great news :)

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