Thursday, June 22, 2006

Good News

As you may (or may not) know, my position at the UHH Library is only temporary. Full-time with benefits, yes, but it's not a permanent position; once the search committee is able to full the position with a permanent body, I have to find something else to do.*

Well, the search committee has done their job and hired a tenure-track, Librarian II, Public Services Librarian.

They hired me.


I was completely stunned when I found out, because there was another candidate whom I felt certain would be their choice.

The official duties are:

"...this position will be responsible for a wide range of academic library public services duties, including delivering reference service; participating in library instruction activities; providing outreach to distance learners and support to faculty teaching distance education courses; collaborating on the design and maintenance of the library's Web site; working with faculty to improve library services; performing assigned collection development responsibilities; serving on Library, University, and UH System committees; and other duties as assigned."

Basically, that's what I've been doing, except the distance education outreach.

My colleagues here have been wonderful in their support while I was applying and interviewing and in their good wishes since the announcement that I got the job.

I am home.

* That 'something else' would probably be in this library, as there are several openings right now, but the distance education position was the one I really wanted.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Interesting Site

The many bibliophiles I know might enjoy BibliOdyssey, a site that features "Books~~Illustrations~~Science~~History~~Visual Materia Obscura~~Eclectic Bookart."

Friday, June 16, 2006

Recent Movies

I enjoyed both  The Da Vinci Code  and  X-Men 3: The Last Stand  more than I expected, but possibly only because I tried very hard not to expect anything. Neither will make it onto my faves list, but at least I don't begrudge the time I spent in the theatre.

I'm also trying very hard not to expect too much from  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, but that's more difficult, because I do love the first one so much and really don't want to see it shamed. I'm trying to have faith, but neither Hollywood's record with sequels nor Disney's record of late allow for much hope....

Monday, June 05, 2006

Evil Game

Text Twist is evil.