Okay, I'm a different anon. I've worked in a public library for the last two years and I'm about to graduate with my MLS. I'm currently just part-time so I would prefer something full-time. I'm also trying to relocate to a different state (change of scenery would do me good). I love my job a lot and would really like to stay in a public library. It's looking less and less likely though. Can you give me advice on how to approach the application process? Thanks I really appreciate it! :D
if you have the degree & good experience, why would this be so unlikely? but honestly public library application process is not my wheelhouse! in any application, though, the cover letter is key. write specifically to the job & library you’re hoping to work for. re: relocation, be sure to mention your eagerness to relocate so folks know that up front.
other public library tumblarians, can you help out?
“April was too lonely a month to spend alone. In April, everyone around me looked happy. People would throw their coats off and enjoy each other’s company in the sunshine—talking, playing catch, holding hands. But I was always by myself.”—Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via larmoyante)
also i’ve been trying to find my date on the internet for like 2 days and nothing. nada. all of my usual tricks aren’t working and this is very frustrating. how can i stalk if there is no internet presence.
NYT: What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?
TEJU COLE: I have not read most of the big 19th — century novels that people consider “essential,” nor most of the 20th-century ones for that matter. But this does not embarrass me. There are many films to see, many friends to visit, many walks to take, many playlists to assemble and many favorite books to reread. Life’s too short for anxious score-keeping. Also, my grandmother is illiterate, and she’s one of the best people I know. Reading is a deep personal consolation for me, but other things console, too.”—Teju Cole, “Teju Cole: By The Book” A New York Times Q&A, March 6, 2014 (x)
“Until you’re about the age of twenty, you read everything, and you like it simply because you are reading it. Then between twenty and thirty you pick what you want, and you read the best, you read all the great works. After that you sit and wait for them to be written. But you know, the least known, the least famous writers, they are the better ones.”—Rest in peace, Gabriel García Márquez.