As many of you know, I started working as a circulation desk aide at one of my local libraries back in September. Well, as many of you also know, I really, truly love it. Anyways, back in the summer, I took a civil service test for library clerks and got a 100, but there weren’t any openings for that specific position at the time. A library clerk is, of course, higher up than a desk aide, which doesn’t require a test.
Well… there was finally an opening last week, and I got the promotion! I am now a library clerk! 😀 I am elated. *Cue happy dance*
There’s a lot of great things about it: I am going from 12 hours to 28 hours a week, I get more responsibilities (for instance, now I get to process the new books, AND I’m going to be working in adult services, my FAVORITE!), plus I get a big raise and vacation/sick days, etc. To me, it really means even more library experience that will be invaluable for when I finally become a librarian.
I just had to share my news with you since I know many of you also work in libraries and or love libraries. I’m thinking of possibly doing a mini library series where I’ll try to interview some of my coworkers who hold various positions in the library so we can all learn more about what each job is. Just a thought. What do you think? Would you be interested in something like this?