Still inspired, no longer a student

For anyone who hasn’t already heard the good news, I’m extremely pleased to announce that I am now a Liaison Librarian at McGill! I had spent the summer at McGill as a casual employee, working on the new soon-to-be-launched Library website and applying to just about every academic library position I heard about. I became quite frustrated when I didn’t hear back from any of those libraries, but eventually I was invited to an interview at McGill and later offered a one-year appointment. I’m now in my second week in the new position and it’s all very exciting. I work with a great group of people, and I can’t wait for things to really get moving when the new semester starts in a few weeks.

I still haven’t decided what to do with this blog, since the title is no longer appropriate. I may just rename it, or I may start a new blog altogether. At any rate, I’ll keep you posted. For now, please indulge me while I link to the McGill Library newsletter, the June 2009 issue of which features a photo of me at graduation.

Oh, and one more thing. The fantastic Amanda Halfpenny has started a library blog of her own – she calls herself the Biblioblond. Go check it out, and be sure to leave her a comment!

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6 thoughts on “Still inspired, no longer a student

  1. I would opt for starting a new blog, not only to deal with the naming problem, but also to create a clean break with this new stage in your professional career.

    I would avoid calling it something like newlymintedlibrarian.wordpress.com, since that will just lead to similar problems in a few years! :)

  2. Yes, I think that’s probably the best way to go. I may try to go with a shorter title as well (or at least a shorter URL!).

  3. Great news! and really inspiring for those like me who just started their first year at MLIS :)
    By the way, what could be yours “to-do-and-not-to-do” hints for freshers? :)

  4. Seconded. I’ve only just started reading the blog, but your enthusiasm for the subject really does restore my faith in my fellow students. How big were your classes when you first started, and how long did it take for you to get acquainted with other people? I’m also doing my MLIS at McGill, but being an international student, it seems like everyone already has their little cliques already.

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