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.


Lori said...

Heh -- I did know that! Officiallike congratulations to you anyway, chica!

djinn rummy said...

That's great news! Congratulations.

Bob said...

I always knew that you could

S.O.B. said...

I had no doubt whatsoever in your Librarian Super-Powers, CONRAGULATIONS!