“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
Those were François Rabelais’ last words. While he was probably referring to life after death, this quotation, for me, appropriately describes how I feel about my upcoming graduation and job hunt. I don’t think I’m being too dramatic by referring to it as a “perhaps”; those of us who keep up with library blogs, newsletters, and LIS News are all too aware of the cuts facing libraries, as well as the bleak job situation (in libraries and in everywhere else). So many of my amazingly talented library school classmates have been unable to find jobs, and it is a very depressing time for many. However, while the job situation has gotten my hopes down lately, I refuse to feel defeated – especially not before I even start.
This blog will document (sometimes retrospectively, since I have already spent 3 semesters in graduate school) my library student journey and beyond, as I transition from a student to a professional seeking employment. I’ll write about my student jobs and internships, state and national conferences, current library and information issues, and after graduation, the job hunt. Hopefully, current library/information students can relate, and I would love to gain feedback from professionals as well.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by!