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March 08, 2019

Crapola

Well, I’ve been thinking about my Librarian 1 interview and researching story time ideas and such. This morning, I called HR and they told me that because I am in an unclassified position and no...


January 22, 2019

Knowledge Management

What? I have worked in several in several government agencies and a large company where one of the top complaints was the lack of communication. “The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand...


September 18, 2018

I am Dying

Every day that I am forced to go to work I just feel more and more chipped away at. And the funny thing is, Julia has been giving me the silent treatment, pretty much since the day Kristin and I...


September 11, 2018

Say WHAT?!!

My work is paying off.. not literally, but at least its getting legit standing!! Doug Taren, the associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the health promotion sciences department at ...


August 06, 2018

SLA 2018 Bmore in Baltimore

Day 2 Day 2 of the SLA 2018 Conference was much more rewarding for me. Not to mention, I actually got a full night’s sleep. The session, The Seven Competencies of Highly Effective Knowledge Mana...


This is for documentation purposes. I find PB is my go-to when I need to review my notes, especially about work garbage. This is my final letter of interest, which I did send to Francisco, even ...


I need to FINALLY write about my conference experience in Baltimore. Mostly, I’m doing it for my blog, but also to move on to other issues in my blog. I’m really stressing the possibility of a c...


November 03, 2017

Rejection Reversed!

I responded to the HR Analyst and made a case. I told her the job description said “professional level library WORK” and did not specify setting, which is most likely, what she was looking at. I...


I applied for a librarian II position and was told I don’t qualify. I am 2 years and 10 months short of the requisite “professional level library experience.” This is so incredibly frustrating. ...


August 16, 2017

Rejected. AGAIN!

As I suspected, I received a reject letter for the Librarian 1 in Green Valley. AUGH!! So ridiculous! I have ANOTHER interview for Administrative Services Manager, which is for the Library’s P...


August 10, 2017

Rejected!

I received 2 rejection letters for the 2 librarian 1 positions I interviewed for - the ones where I needed to speak spanish. ugh. it sucks!! I havent heard back on the Green Valley one,so I’m gu...


July 27, 2017

2nd Interview

Well. It has been a LOOOOONG time since I’ve had a private sector interview. It was for a part time librarian position at the Southwestern University of Visual Arts. Basics: They have a small ...


July 27, 2017

Job Interviews

Today Valerie made the comment, you’ve been going on a lot of interviews lately. I responded, Yeah, I’ve been putting myself out there. sounds almost like dating. lol The Librarian 1 interview...


July 24, 2017

Story Time Idea

For my interview tomorrow, I have to do a 5 minute demonstration of story time. I’ve decided to focus on infants through 18 months. I’m bringing a beach blanket to set out. I will use a large ...


January 22, 2017

2017 Book List

I’ve decided to keep a running book list for the year. I don’t count audio books on good reads, so I’ll do it here: Audiobooks: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ...


December 08, 2016

SLA Advisory Board

I received a follow up email from one of the executive board members of the Special Libraries Association, Solo division. She had contacted me in July because another person, Holly, recommended ...


I finally got around to writing about my conference experience. It was fun. I’d do it again. I still have much to ponder. https://skella99.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/a-solo-at-a-libraries-transfo...


November 18, 2016

Solo Librarian Blog

I had a goal to write at least 1 blog a week about being a “solo librarian.” Needless to say, I haven’t met that goal. I have barely written here once a week. I think I get stressed out about e...


September 16, 2016

The Call

I got a call yesterday from Cochise County. I was too nervous to answer it, so I let it go to voice mail. I checked the message and it was the Deputy County Administrator asking for a call back....


September 13, 2016

Small Town Library

Well… Ty and I finally made our way to Bisbee. And while the town is cute, rustic and artsy… I absolutely can NOT see moving my kids there. The city is too small and a little too poor, even for...


June 11, 2016

It's official!

I have joined the Special Libraries Association (SLA), Arizona Division, Solo Librarians Chapter & Embedded Caucus. Look out world! The SLA is having a huge conference next week in Philadel...


June 07, 2016

A J-o-b

Librarian seeking library has submitted her application, resume and cover letter to the Bisbee library district for the library director position. Bisbee. 90 minutes from Tucson. Population: 5,36...


May 18, 2016

Public Speaking Series

I have received a couple of requests to conduct a public speaking training, and I have been stewing on it for more than several weeks now. In fact, I had a dream about it that woke me up in the m...


May 14, 2016

Like a Journalist

Our Department has a weekly communique, and I had an epiphany. Although I have been marketing our workforce development program to staff via department-wide email, I should probably begin writing...


May 11, 2016

The SLA

My job is split up into 2 areas: Personnel & Workforce Development. Part. 1. I report to the Personnel Manager, whose primary focus is personnel: recruitment, hiring, benefits, disciplinary ...


Book Description

I am a librarian without a “real” library.