career change!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Job!
I've been quiet on this blog lately because of a big change in my life. In November, I started my first official paid(!) job as a librarian. For the first time in my post-college working career, I can say that I actually love going to work! Every day at the library is new and different and my job really keeps me on my toes. I'm surrounded by books and people all day and it's the perfect combination of interests for me.

To top it off, I got a job at my childhood library, which is the library that inspired me to become a librarian in the first place. I'm so honored to have been chosen for the position at such a great library in the area!

Three years ago around this time, I was just starting my library school journey. I stuck with my unfulfilling day job long enough to get my master's degree (debt free!) and make a career change. While the last few years at my job were grueling and stressful, I'm glad that I made a new goal for myself and accomplished what I set out to do. Yay for much needed life changes!

49 comments

  1. Yay! Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations!!! How cool is it that you're working where you were inspired to become a librarian in the first place!
    In my next life, I plan to come back as a children's librarian.

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  3. From some one who just earned her masters in library science in May and has her dream job as an elementary librarian-Congrats!!!! Its a wonderful life!

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  4. How exciting is that? Congratulations!

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  5. Awesome! Congratulations! It's so wonderful to hear people who love going to their jobs. It's inspiring for those of us trying to make the move to that more fulfilling lifestyle! Go Rebecca!

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  6. Very cool! So glad you could reach this goal! Sounds like a great job!

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  7. Congratulations! I am so happy to hear that things are going so well!

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  8. That's wonderful, Rebekah! Congratulations on reaching your goal. I am so happy that you love your new job.

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  9. wow, congrats! i don't comment much, but had to here because i'll be getting my MLS in may and looking for a similarly awesome job. fingers crossed that i'll end up just as happy!

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  10. Congratulations!!!! That's so awesome that you're working at your childhood library, I have many great memories from my childhood library as well, and now (since I've never moved) Jackson's creating his own memories there. So glad all the stressful days at your old job paid off, it makes all those days so worth it.
    Now don't stay away too long, you are missed in blogworld :)

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  11. Yay! Very cool to hear that you're loving your new position so much :) Congrats on landing your dream job!

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  12. Congratulations! Good for you for sticking it out and getting your dream job!
    When we first moved to this house the bookmobile used to come to the nearby park once a week. We loved it!

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  13. Congratulations! How on earth do you deal with seeing so many books you want to read coming across your desk? Double congratulations on not going into debt for your grad degree. Isn't it nice to know your paychecks aren't going to pay for a loan?
    I check out books constantly, so libraries are such a treasure.

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  14. YAY for you! How awesome!! Enjoy each and every day for you've reached a destination.

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  15. That's great news! We loooooooove the library, and I have to say that would be on my list of dream jobs. How neat that you'll be at your childhood library as well.

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  16. Amazing! Congrats on being so freaking awesome. :)

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  17. Good for you! A new year, a new job, but an already familiar (and loved) library.
    Congratulations, girl, and enjoy the extra benefits!

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  18. Congratulations! What a great accomplishment!

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  19. Congratulations Rebekah!! It's so wonderful to enjoy your work :) Living the dream! hehe

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  20. Rebekah, congratulations!!!!!!! I'm so pleased for you! I always wanted to be a librarian myself - is there any more wonderful place to be??? And at your childhood library, too, good for you!

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  21. congratulations!! i am so happy for you!

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  22. Congratulations! That's fabulous - goals set and reached! Some of the fun things I remember from childhood are Library trips, and I'm lucky enough to be able to walk to a nice one with Becket now. How lucky that you get to be there every day :)

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  23. Great news!
    It's something so rare an precious to love going to work :) Enjoy! And don't rub it in to much for us less fortunate, please, hehe!

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  24. Congratulations!!! Dreams do come true.

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  25. Congrats on the new job and the new direction!!

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  26. Ooh congrats! Sounds like it will be such a fun job!

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  27. I'm so happy for you! It's a rare gift that you can enjoy your career. It sounds like it's been a full circle event. Congratulations!

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  28. that's wonderful! congratulations!!

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  29. Fantastic! I'm very excited for you.

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  30. woohoo! Congratulations. I SO admire librarians. I'm a heavy library user, and love my childhood library too. Its my dream to work there some day. I'm so impressed that you fulfilled your dream and no longer work at a day job you hate. Way to go!

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  31. That is such wonderful news on so many levels! I was having some "I should have gotten my master's degree in library science instead!" thoughts last year. I'll just live vicariously through you, I guess! And kudos to you for coming out of it debt free... we're cracking down on the last of my husbands' MBA loans right now. Again, I'll live vicariously. ;)
    What a fulfilling feeling you must get each day as you walk through the doors to your new job. So happy for you.
    And, the bookmobile!? Swoon!

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  32. Librarians and crafts really do go so well together. I have been following your blog as a fellow crafter... but now it seems we have another common trait! (I finish my MLIS in April!)
    Congratulations!!!!!! :)

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  33. Congratulations, Rebekah! So happy for you!

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  34. woot! welcome to the club of people who love their jobs! feels good, doesn't it? :)

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  35. yay!! that sound terrific! congratulations Rebekah!!
    I'm so happy for you ;)

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  36. Congratulations! The book mobile at the Wellington library recently stopped, but I can remember it being a highlight in my grandparents lives - a fortnightly stroll to the bus stop around the corner rather than facing the traffic and driving to the library.

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  37. That's awesome. Congratulations!
    (In a twisted way, this reminds of the mediocre novel I'm reading. "The American Wife" She works as a librarian at a school and adores it - until she marries the rich guy.)

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  38. Congrats! You've got an important job. Great for you.

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  39. that is sooooooooooooo cool! i'm so very happy for you! my sister desperately wants to be a librarian or work in a library someday. so i can imagine your delight in your new job. congrats to you!

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  40. Oh how nice for you! Congratulations!!

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  41. Congratulations! and debt free? wish I could say the same for my grd program ;) Anyway, I'm so happy for you and Jon, you two must be in heaven!

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  42. Congratulations, Rebekah! It's so wonderful to have a job you enjoy. I'm a bookseller, really semi-retired. We have books and quilting in common.

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  43. From one librarian to another (also working in the library of my childhood!), congrats and welcome!!

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