Things were just calming down when I got a really bad flu (I think all the stress culminated in my getting sick), and now I'm getting over my flu.
Anyway, I always share any big life moments here on the blog so here it is.
On June 3rd I tweeted that I got the school media specialist (aka school librarian) position at the school where I currently teach. So many lovely people, both from the blogosphere and from people I know in real life, offered congratulations and kinds words--thank you all for that because even then there's a small part of me that wasn't sure if I made the right decision...
In library school, the so-called "general" track means you can pursue any type of librarianship (public, academic, special, archives, etc.) with the exception of school librarianship, which has its own track called school media specialist licensure because you must complete this track to be a licensed school librarian.
But in the end, I'd have to go with my first love and that's books and helping others find their love of reading and guiding students to be ethical users of information, which is so important these days. And as a school librarian, I still get to teach and interact with all of the students. Now, I'm just not limited to one grade level, but all the grades from kindergarten to fifth grade! As for going back to school, it turned out I only have to take only two more classes to earn my license and if it all goes to plan, I'll have my license by this time next year.
Okay, so this post ended up being longer than I thought it would be. But, if you ever want to chat with me about job searching, library school, teaching, first-year librarianship (really could use some advice), or The Mindy Project (my favorite!), please feel free to comment or tweet me.
P.S. I'll be playing catch up with my reviews and posts in the next few days--Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt, The Billionaire's Favorite Mistake by Jessica Clare, Bad Bitch by Christina Saunders, Smut by Karina Halle, and One White Rose by Julie Garwood. I'm part of the blog tour for Kody Keplinger's newest release Run so expect my thoughts on it as well. And, I'll also be giving away a copy of Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven next week!