Tag Archives: Libraries

Plucky, Indispensible Librarian with Floaty Hair

2 Sep

I had my meeting yesterday and know only a little more than I did before it. Basically we’re going to figure this process out as we go along. I have a job for the rest of this school year, but after that? I could get laid off at any time. Same as before. So there’s that.

I wore all black in protest yesterday–less to accomplish anything and more just to express my feelings about the situation. Staff members on campus have organized different days where we’ve all worn black to protest the cuts to education and I felt that even though I’d be protesting alone at least I’d be able to express myself.

In awesome news, my excellent Twitter buddy Nic Piper sketched a quick comic based on my situation and a conversation we had in the comments wherein he called me “a plucky, indispensible librarian with floaty hair.” I thought that was basically the raddest thing ever said about me and told him that I’d want that carved on my tombstone. You can enjoy the full-sized comic here.

Thanks again, Nic. This made my day.

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A Computer Can’t Do This

1 Sep

Every Wednesday I don my bear ears and go on the TV morning announcements to announce the winners of our scholastic achievements prizes. The kids know that when they see me with bear ears it means something good is about to happen.

I have my meeting later today. Send any extra good thoughts you might have my way, please.

Wherein I Am Not A Laid Off Librarian After All

4 May

So, I got a call from my HR department yesterday informing me that due to procedural errors my layoff notice has been rescinded. I should be glad about that, and I am, but my feelings are mixed.

I’m glad the kids are going to have access to a fully stocked library and the services of a full-time librarian. I’m glad that I’m returning to a job I love where I can connect with kids. I’m glad we don’t have to worry about insurance for me since I am uninsurable. I’m glad I have the whole summer off with a dependable stream of income.

I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to be a SAHM (yet) for Isobel. I’m disappointed that I won’t have as much time to cook and craft and thrift like I’d like. And I’m disappointed that my job was saved by a clerical error and not by a District that saw the precious value of providing a librarian for its children.

What does this mean for the blog? I am committed to posting and have a whole summer to look forward to. I have a lot of projects in the works and a lot of ideas inspiring me. Stay tuned.