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June 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yesterday I wrote the final exam for my Internet Fundamentals and Design class, and now it’s OVER and I couldn’t be any happier about it.  I’m pretty sure I got a solid B in that class, and I think that’s perfectly fine.  Also it’s over, did I mention that?

I’ve been looking for a job, as you may know — it’s sort of important if we are to follow through with our decision to put the kids in private school –  and working for Hennepin County Library would be a dream job in many ways.  It’s big, it’s well-funded and well-run, it’s committed and effective in implementation of tech tools, and it’s a well-regarded library system on the national level.  They have not, unfortunately, been offering the kind of work I’m looking for (which would be the paid kind).

HCL took on MPL as of January one — Minneapolis has been plagued for many years with funding problems, to the point that three branch libraries were closed with their collections locked inside, and nobody could get to any of that stuff.  The merger allowed those branches to reopen, although there are a lot of details that still need to be worked out before the system is truly one integrated entity. Merging the two catalogs is a particularly hairy issue.

News this week has been that the merger was far more expensive than anticipated.  Follow-up coverage indicates that HCL may be looking at layoffs to cover the shortfall.  Which is why they are not offering me a job.  Sigh.  (Read those stories quickly; in about a week you’ll have to pay for them or get them from, ahem, the library.)

In other, more pleasant news, I’m in the process of applying for a district job in the district where I live (waiting for reference letters to finish that one up).  I’m still holding out hope for a PT Media Specialist job at a local independent school.  I applied for a PT Media Specialist job in a high school not too far away (though I am PETRIFIED about high school, this media license is K-12 and PT jobs are sort of rare).  And I finished an application for a Youth Services library job in the next county west.  So at least I have options, and the worst possible scenario involves temping or subbing, neither of which is all that bad.

Best of all: my class is over (I said that, right?), and now I have the rest of the summer to goof off and redecorate Becky and Adam’s bedrooms.  Yay. :)

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  • 1 Melissa // Jun 30, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Best of luck with the job hunting and congrats on the end of another class!

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