I've already shared this news on Facebook, but I just had to get it down here. I'm finally full-time at the library!
It's been over a year and a half since I started on at the library, and while other opportunities were made available before now, I held out for just the right position to pop up.
Lo and behold, it has! I'm now the Youth Services Assistant and I couldn't be prouder! I've unofficially been helping out the Youth Services Librarian for over a year, and I've loved it... Taking part in storytime every week, putting together displays and crafts, even developing my own programs. Now I get to do it full-time!
Besides being a wonderful professional development, this also means more stability for Paul and I. He's still injured (another surgery next month), and worker's compensation is spotty at best. This job gives us peace of mind and allows us to begin planning more of our future without the financial worries.
Moral of the story: I'm ridiculously thrilled and excited to take on this position. I can't wait to expand on projects together with the Youth Services Librarian, and look forward to everything the coming year brings.
If you're interested in seeing what my job is all about, check out our library blog, Stories from Southeast!