In which I have news of a personally exciting nature

You wouldn’t know it from the posts on here, but this week has been a whirlwind. In fact, this month has been a whirlwind. I was waiting to share the good news for a little while until everything was more official and the pieces fell into place which now seems to have happened.

I am starting a new job in June. It’s at the same Place of Employ (an urban public library) but I will now be full-time. I will also (here’s the exciting part) be a Young Adult librarian.

It’s been a really long road from graduation to this point and I couldn’t be happier. I finally feel like I’m really having a chance to learn and grow in my Place of Employ with all of the opportunities (and of course the new job) that have been made available to me.

Even in the midst of my job searching, I never thought I’d get to actually be a YA Librarian. It seemed like something that belonged to cooler, more well-suited people and it seemed like a special thing because openings were so hard to find. And I am so grateful for this opportunity.

It’s bittersweet because I love my office and the people I’ve met there as well as the project I’ve been coordinating. But it’s also very exciting (and only a little bit scary!).

I have content scheduled from now through July so there should be much change in programming here. It just seemed like a good time to stop keeping  this news under wraps :)