Friday, January 18, 2013

One 2013 Goal Done

No sooner then I had drafted my 2013 goal blog post, and scheduled its publish date, did I receive a phone call with the potential to cross one of the goals off of my list:

  • Nab my dream job.  Or one that will lead to my dream job.  I love my job as a library assistant at an academic library, but my passion is within the public library, working with children.

Without setting out to do so, I received a phone call asking if I'd like to be considered for a position I had interviewed for, and heartbreakingly was not offered, last February.  And with six short looooooooooong days of worrying, obsessing, willing the phone to ring, I received the offer.

Cue franatic freak out.

I accepted the position, and today is my last day at my current job.  I never thought I'd want to work in an academic library, but I was willing to try my alma mater to see if academia would change my mind.   I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, particularly helping students with research (I mega puffy heart love research) and interacting with college kids.  But I know that my passion lies in helping the greater public, and eventually, hopefully children and youth.

So goodbye Augustana College, and hello public library world. 



14 comments:

Kier said...

Congratulations!

meganmnelson said...

I am so excited for you! Will it be awkward if I enroll in the kids summer reading program at your new library??

Redhead Running said...

Ahhh congrats girl!!!!

RunningLaur said...

Congrats!!

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

congrats Jeri!

Kristin said...

OMG! I LOVED my librarians! The ones in the neighborhood I work in STINK. You'll be a good one for sure ;-D GO GET EM, JERI!

Dom and Trey said...

Awesome! I'm happy for you!!!

hannepa said...

Congrats :D

..:danielle:.. said...

so happy for you!!

Page said...

Congratulations on your new gig!!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a great opportunity!

Susan said...

Dream job that lets you come to NYC? Yesssss.

Bree said...

Yay! Congrats.

Glenn Jones said...

Congrats!