Swirl of interviews and library activity
About the Library position at ITT Tech, I went in for the second interview two weeks ago and heard last week that they had given the position to another WSU student (apparently it was between three of us for the job). I can't say that I was altogether dissapointed. It would have been decent money, but it would have just been a filler until a public library position somewhere opened up. At least I got practice out of it...with each interview that I go on I am beginning to feel more confident, and have a better sense of how to have a successful interview-a skill that I will use eventually when I apply for my dream job.
While at my second interview at ITT Tech, I had to meet the Dean (this is not as important as it sounds...it is a small college), and while we were talking it came up that I have a B.A. in English, and right then he offered me a teaching position for the Winter 2008 semester. He asked that I call him back when I finish my Masters in December to let him know if I am interested. I would be teaching Writing Composition...tempting.
And lastly, today I recieved a call from a library here in the Detroit Metro Area in response to an email I sent them about volunteering. I will be volunteering 5 hours/week, starting next week, helping with a Circulation statistics project which is something that is done so that the Librarians can see what gets checked out the most, etc., which in turn helps their Collection Development person decide what to keep when weeding out the collection. Not super fascinating work, but a learning experience, and you never know what may come of it.