Well, the time has finally come – on Monday I had an interview for a professional librarian post and I was successful!

I’m also coming very close to completion of my Diploma (I’m going away at the end of this month and my aim is to complete my final assignment before I go) so hopefully soon I’ll be able to say with pride that I am a qualified librarian.

I’m so excited about starting a professional post, I can’t wait to be able to work more closely with academic schools to help support the students and further develop our services. I’m moving campuses but staying within the same organisation so I’ll still be able to continue work on my technology related projects. It’s a campus I hadn’t even been to before but it had a great atmosphere and I’m really looking forward to working there.

I also have some other exciting news – I’ve written a guest blog post for UK Web Focus about Library 2.0 Initiatives and Barriers which has been published on the blog today; please feel free to comment as I’ll be keeping an eye on the comments on there too. I have also contributed to a conference paper titled Library 2.0: Balancing the Risks and Benefits to Maximise the Dividends which will be presented by Brian Kelly at the Bridging Worlds 2008 conference later this month.

Everything is beginning to fall into place, I’m really enjoying the work that I’m doing and I’m glad that I’ll be able to further progress in my new post. I’m also really enjoying the blogging and am hoping to do more conference work too. It’s an exciting time to be a librarian and I’m really glad I decided to choose this career path.

  • Jenny Lees

    Congrats on the new job Jo! I just started a new job too – looms like the study is paying off! good luck with everything,

    Jen

  • Jenny Lees

    Or even ‘looks’. Oh dear. I really should check things before I post them!

  • Congratulations!

  • Jo Smith

    Hi Jo,
    Congrats on getting the job….but we’re sad to lose you 🙁

  • Thanks all.

    Indeed Jen, it’s great that all the hard work is worth it. Hope you enjoy your new job too. 🙂

  • Ian

    Whoops, how sloppy have I been??!! Congratulations Jo, really chuffed for you. And you are definitely right, it IS an exciting time to work in libraries!

    Congrats again!!