Thursday, July 16, 2009

Job News!!!

I think a few people know, but for those that don't, I will be starting a new chapter in my life very soon. I got a job as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for a district here in the Kansas City area. I'm very excited, nervous, but excited.

I only have two days more at my bookstore job and then I'll have a small break before I start new teacher training on the 30th. It's a new experience and a little scary because I've been at the bookstore for soooooo long. But I will finally get to put some of my library training to good use. I think I'll really enjoy sharing my favorite reads with the kids and learning many new things from them.

My sister and I even went shopping at the teacher store today for bulletin board stuff and stickers and whatnot. It's fun to plan and create and I look forward to seeing the finished product. Maybe I'll post some pictures when I get it all ready for school.

I'm hoping my new job will not affect my blogging. I can always schedule posts over the weekend, but it will be new and stressful, plus I will still be taking classes, so I may miss a day or two here and there.

Just wanted you all to know what's happening in my life. It's nice to be starting a "career" rather than just a "job."


  1. I'm starting my first job as an elementary school librarian this fall too in MA and I'm SO excited. Be sure to share whatever good ideas you come up with!

  2. That's sounds pretty cool! I loved my elementary school librarian. We were only allowed to check out a certain number of books and she'd let me check out an unlimited number. : )

  3. Oooh that's so cool! Congrats on the job! BTW, I also live in Kansas City! Missouri that is.

  4. Congrats on the new job!
    Sounds like you'll have fun :o)
    Please, do post what you bought, I'd like to see ;)


  5. Congrats! I too just got a job at as a Media Specialist at an elementary school here in Illinois. You'll probably find a lot of supplies in the library. I was in my library yesterday and literally went through EVERY drawer.

    I hope you like your new job! I know I'm also excited/nervous. I was in a school library last year, but just as an aide.. so it's going to be way different in some aspects.

  6. Congratulations!!! I am so proud of you!!!!!

  7. Janssen and Kristen,

    I'm so glad to see there are others who are just starting out. I feel like I have so much to learn, but I can't until I get in there and just start doing it. We'll have to support one another.


    So happy to see other KC YA bloggers. We have to stick together. I keep seeing KC authors popping up every day.

  8. That's awesome. Maybe you'll encourage some younger kids to enjoy reading. Good luck =)

  9. First week in your new job tips:

    Dont be late
    Get to know people
    Dont pick sides too soon
    Pay attention during induction training
    Avoid office politics
    Read, read, read
    Go one step beyond
    Dont be a know-it-all
    Be enthusiastic and optimistic

  10. Congrats! That is so exciting! I'm still trying to find my first library job. I bet you'll love it!

  11. Congratulations - there's just something so special about an elementary school library. I love (when I sub) it when I have a class that has library day. The kids - well most of them - are so eager. You're gonna love it!

  12. Congratulations, Carrie! That's HUGE good news!!!

  13. Good luck! I'm sure it will go well. I know how you must feel. I was freaked out when I left my software job to work in a corporate library. Go figure I'm back in software and am hoping to get back into a library soon.

  14. Congratulations! I'm really excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it!

  15. Congrats, Carrie! Enjoy your time off and good luck with your new job!

  16. Congratulations, that's so exciting!!! :)

  17. Congrats! So great to hear of your transition. I'm still trying to figure out what to do work-wise. I know I'd love to do something with books. Been toying with the idea of going back to school for a Library Science degree.

  18. I'm a little behind on the times here, but CONGRATULATIONS! That is so very exciting. I know it's nerve wracking to start a new job, but you are going to do great. You've got this in the bag.

  19. Carrie -- Your blog popped up in my Google Reader today because of the words librarian and Missouri. -- I opened the blog and saw the picture and said tomyself, "hey, I know her!!"

    Congrats on the job. Where will you be working? I'm so glad you will be joining the field. Will you continue to blog about your experiences?