The job hunt continues, as always. Highlights of the week include applying to MIT, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NERL) and NBC, and getting a rejection e-mail from an airline company that was looking for someone to manage their technical manuals. I’m not crying over not getting hired by the air company, but I’d like to hope I have a fair shot at two open positions I applied to with MIT (Digital Projects and Binding Assistant, and Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Assistant). They were just posted today with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), and I found them as soon as I checked that lovely job board. One of my uncles attended MIT if I remember correctly, and a friend of mine from grad school is currently employed there in a research position. I’ll also be happy if I get a somewhat-positive response from NERL, but I’m not going to hold my breath.
As a dedicated bibliophile (for anyone unfamiliar with the term, it’s a fancy word for “book nerd”), I feel compelled to share two articles I read this morning: New details have been released on the upcoming double-feature that will be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Barnes & Noble may not be around much longer in its current state. I like B&N (I get the occasional gift card, and I like browsing their Bargain section), but I won’t cry very hard or long if they disappear – I’ve been mainly walking the path of used books lately, and there’s always the library if I want free reading material and Amazon.com for new stuff. As for Harry Potter, I can understand why they’re splitting the last book into two separate movies, but at the same time it chalks up as very inconsistent to me. They changed or omitted so many things in the first six movies, and now they’re deciding to go full-out to get all the details? I kind of feel bad for anyone who’s watched all the movies instead of reading the books, or who just haven’t gotten to the books yet – there’s probably going to be quite a bit of confusion due to lack of filmed back-story.
Split Between the Two Parts of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Revealed
Clearance Sale: Barnes & Noble Didn’t Evolve Enough