I know I’ve been incognito for a bit lately, though for good reason. You know how packing and moving can be…
That’s right, The Brash Librarian has taken a new job – IN TEXAS!
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been packing my apartment, taking a U-haul a thousand miles away from friends and family and joining a new library system. I had a great time with my last library, and I made some amazing friends I’ll never forget and will take away more lessons than I can remember. (Good thing I wrote the rest down.)
During my time of moving, I’ve given more thought as to what kinds of posts I should be making and what topics to cover besides me. As much as I know you guys love to hear adventures of mud races, Disney World, and other shenanigans, I know that you’re also here for the down and gritty librarian stuff as well. In the past, I’ve asked you guys for advice – thing like “What do you guys want?” and “What would you guys like to see more of?” with Katy and other people chipping in.
Over the last few months, I’ve been doing more business corresponding. Whether it’s spit-balling side project ideas with Amy Herman from Art of Perception or my former grad school classmate Lizzy asking for advice for breaking into the Texas library market, I’ve noticed that much of my Brash Librarian questions and projects have been more and more business related and less Tough Mudder stuff. Less Brash, more Librarian.
It’s only now that I realize I shouldn’t have asked “What do you guys want?”, but rather “What do you guys need?”
As questions for help in the job market have risen, I have decided to rise to the occasion. I will be shifting my focus onto more business-related topics, i.e. resumes, interviews, and other advice geared specifically towards librarians. As always, please feel free to post comments or questions on here or on my Facebook page should you feel inclined!
Don’t worry, it’s not like the blog itself is changing. I started this blog to show how awesome librarians are to the world and kids who were on the fence about library science, or “breaking librario-types” as I’ve heard it. Let’s be real: If you’ve followed me on here or Facebook for more than a week, you know that librarians are some of the most fantastic, rad, super-rockin-wicked-mad-awesome people you’ve ever met.
(If this is your first time here, hi. I’m one of the most fantastic, rad, super-rockin-wicked-mad-awesome people you’ll ever meet.)
I promise I’ll still post things like my upcoming Spartan Race in October, but they will just be a little less frequent. Only six weeks away until I complete my Trifecta!
That’s all for now this week. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to comment here or ask on the Facebook page!
Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian