Happy Thanksgiving, all!
That being said, I’ll admit I’m still having some time management issues on the job hunt: I haven’t managed to give myself as much time for it as I should be. I did get some applications out during the past week, though, and I’ve got an interview lined up! The Field Library (public) in Peekskill, NY, wants to interview me for an entry-level Adult/YA Services position. I like what I’ve seen of their website so far and my grandpa grew up in Peekskill, so I’m looking forward to going up there for the interview. I still need to search for more jobs tonight, if I can rouse myself from the expected turkey-induced stupor, because I’m not the only person being interviewed for that job and I shouldn’t hold my breath for it because I’d turn blue and fall over. That’s beside the point, which is that an interview does not guarantee acceptance for a position, as I’ve found out.
I did, however, send an application to my dream employer: the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. I’m a huge Shakespeare nerd, and I have been since 8th grade when I realized that the bad guy in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was quoting The Bard and jumped straight from my VHS copy of that movie to Kenneth Branagh’s glorious 4-hour movie of Hamlet which was in theaters at the time. I made my mom take me to see it 3 more times IN THEATERS after she and Dad took me the first time, and I now own the DVD. Since deciding to become a librarian, it’s been my dream to work for the Folger because it’s one of, if not the, biggest Shakespeare collections around, and it would honestly be a big rush for me to even work in the same building as some of the Holy Relics (copies of the First Folio), much less all of the other Shakespeare-related materials. One of my friends from grad school, who knows about my love for Shakespeare, found a posting for a Circulation Assistant at the Folger and e-mailed it to me. I’m probably over-qualified for the position, but I applied for it anyway because it would rock my geeky little world to be able to start my career there. BA in Tech Theatre + MS in Library Science = ?
Anyway, have a great Turkey Day y’all, and enjoy the rest of the season no matter what other holiday(s) you celebrate. Here’s to enjoying good company and good eats.