My name is Molly Tobin. I graduated from Simmons College in May, 2009, with a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science. That’s right, I’m a librarian, hence the name of my blog. I also have a BA cum laude in Technical Theatre with a minor in Website Design from Salem State College. Unfortunately, due to the current state of the economy, I’m still searching for a full-time position. I’m planning to post here once a week, more if I feel the need, in order to talk about my experiences with The Great Job Hunt and give vent to anything I find noteworthy or in need of a rant. I may even start posting some of my own short stories, papers, and book reviews.
My ultimate goal is to become employed in an academic, government or public library, archive or special collection where I can put my bibliophilia (bibliophile being the million-dollar word for “booklover”) to good use in serving the community’s informational needs. I enjoy working with Collection Development, Circulation and working with computers (Integrated Library Systems, Web 2.0 technology, digital preservation and document delivery), and I’m open to branching out into Reference, Research, Cataloging, and any other branch of Librarianship where I can make positive contributions.
My current library experience includes three summers as a Circulation Aide with the Greenwich Library in Connecticut, one summer as a Library Aide with the Westchester Library System (specifically the central office of the county-wide public library consortium), and about 1.5 years working part time as a Collection Development Assistant at the Harvard University Law School Library while I studied for my Masters. My dream job is to work with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. because it would combine my loves of books, librarianship, theatre, and Shakespeare. I know it’s going to take me a while to get there. In the meantime, I’m searching for an entry-level position in an academic, government or public library, archive or special collection, and I am willing to relocate anywhere in the United States. I’ve been searching for months now, and have been experiencing the joys of polite rejection.
This concludes today’s rant. I’ll check back in next week, and hopefully I’ll have some good news or interesting prospects. I’ll sign off with the wise words of Terry Pratchett’s Discworldean Librarian: Oook!