Wherein I am a laid off librarian

21 Apr
Glasses and Librarian Bun

Glasses and Librarian Bun

You may have already heard, but California isn’t doing so well financially. Our state is in one giant sinkhole of debt and everyone agrees something needs to be done but nobody can agree on what that might be. Schools are especially hard hit by budget woes. As a result, my school will no longer have a librarian as of July 15, 2010.

While this fills me with sadness and not a little bit of anxiety for the future, I am looking forward to spending more time with Isobel and cooking, crafting, and photography. I also plan to post here and I’ve opened an Etsy shop to sell some of the wonderful things I don’t need but can’t pass up while thrifting.

My heart aches for the kids who will go to school next year without a librarian.

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10 Responses to “Wherein I am a laid off librarian”

  1. gigi April 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    At last a blog! Good.
    I’m so sorry to hear about you being laid off. I hope you make the best of it. I’ll be rooting for you!
    Best,
    G

  2. Marie April 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    I hate this for you. But, on the upside…you’re blogging!!! Welcome to the bloggosphere. We’re glad to have you:-)

  3. Erin April 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    How is it possible to have a school without a librarian? It makes me so sad.

    I must say, though, that I’m excited that you are blogging!

  4. jenn April 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    insert profound comment about how all endings have beginnings and visa versa 🙂

    love love love

  5. Kia April 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Hi I am FoodChica! Sad to hear this, California is making the cuts at the wrong places! You will have time to spend with Isobel and good luck for your Etsy shop, I already hearted it! 🙂

  6. Ellen April 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear that. I got this link from Laura, and it breaks my heart. Our educational system is in so much trouble. Our school librarian is retiring in October & I am afraid they will not replace her…

  7. Amber at Berlinswhimsy April 27, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    I just realized you have a blog! 🙂 I am so sorry to hear about the lay-off and the loss of another librarian. Our schools in Oregon are suffering the same effects of the economy and such—- so sad! My kids’ school librarian is a volunteer due to the tight budget. Rough times… Be well—

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