I have again forgotten to tend to this space. However, now that school is coming to a slow, grinding halt (forever!), I suspect I’ll have a little more time to write, and some exciting developments to write about.
I’ve been reflecting a bit on my experience in library school, in part spurred by a friend who is also in my program asking me what my dream job (not a job currently posted; just theoretically dream job). I’ve actually had a difficult time answering that. When I first looked into a library science/archives program, I felt that I knew exactly what I wanted to end up doing. But in the two years that have passed, I’ve become aware of so many new possibilities that I feel like any vision I had of a career path has completely lost its shape. I will have more to say on this subject soon.
For the time being, I will at least say that I am taking my first post-graduate step toward figuring it out by accepting a three-month position in Salzburg, Austria this summer. In June I’ll become the library intern for the Salzburg Global Seminar at Schloss Leopoldskron, and I am both dumbfounded and unspeakably excited by this unexpected turn of events.
In the meantime, I have to finish out my last semester at school, as well as my current job, sneak home to Pennsylvania for a week, and move into the house I’ll live in when I get back from Salzburg in September. It’s going to be a very busy month and a half, to say the least, but for once I legitimately can’t complain.