I Have A Job

Well, having managed to convince myself that I would likely be sitting on EI for a month or two this fall waiting for some pending jobs to be posted, there was a small flurry of Regina-based library jobs posted in the last month. 

I went for three interviews early last week, had two offers by Friday and today, made the tough decision to accept one of them. 

In a rarity for me, I went more with my head than my heart in making my decision but I think it will be the right choice in the long term (much like how choosing a year and a half contract in rural Saskatchewan turned out to be the right choice over a full-time, permanent government librarian position for more money and every second Friday off that I was also offered when I was first looking a year and a half ago.)

I'm not going to say anything else right now because I think the employer wants to announce it internally first and I know very well how small and inter-connected Saskatchewan's library community is and that many people in that community read this blog, either directly or via RSS and Facebook. 

I will say that I'm pretty excited and think it will be a position that's a good fit for my interests and abilities.  (Now, where'd I put my 506 notes?)

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Awesome! Congratulations – I'm sure it's a relief to not only know what's coming next and have the hard decision over with, but to also know that you will soon be settled and staying in Regina for good! This is great news. Yay you.

    Posted 25 Aug 2008 at 11:47 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I saw your blog, it is quite different way and so interesting. I am just graduate from library science school in New York and move to Oratorio three weeks. Before I have background in computer science, everything is pretty for me. You are so good to get two offer!Can you share me some information for librarian job hunting in Canada? I appreciate!

    Posted 28 Aug 2008 at 5:55 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks Barb. As I said, the timing couldn't be better. My streak of having a horseshoe in a very private place continues in terms of getting jobs that are great fits at the perfect time – whether it was the SPG after undergrad, WGA when I moved to Calgary, SRL when I moved home and now this.

    Posted 29 Aug 2008 at 3:21 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    There's actually a thread on Ask MetaFilter on this topic (finding library work in Canada) with lots of good info. I did a post on that thread that got marked “Best Answer” – look for the one by “Jaybo” in a different shade of green.

    Posted 29 Aug 2008 at 3:40 am
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