Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Interview? Bueller?

Well, I still haven't heard about an interview for the job I REALLY want, but Cool Librarian did pick up another freelance gig - so that's nice right before the holidays. I'll be doing some grant research for a local education/art non-profit. It's a fairly well-known group here, so it could lead to other jobs. Another bonus is that I enjoy grant research, so this should be a good way to spend my off time. Cool!

Also on the "moving along" front, I have seen a few of the logo design idea from Mary's students. Some interesting work. So far, my favorite design has nothing to do with librarianship visually (it's sort of a floral design), but I like it. Can't wait to see what I end up with for final choices. If I can't decide, I may need some help....

Totally Different Topic:
Any public librarians reading this? Is anyone doing anything for Ben Franklin's 300th birthday in their library? Apparently this is BIG DOINGS in some places, and my boss suggested I look into tossing together some sort of YA program - which is amusing, since we don't do any YA programming. Heh.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

No, I haven't died...

I am still working (and apparently this work is taking place in my head, and not online) on figuring out what's next for the Cool Librarian website and blog. Actually, I have been doing a lot of reading of other library-ish blogs, trying to see where my blog might fit in. I have to say, we're a thorough lot - I doubt that any library blog of mine could add much new to the mix.

So, in my head, it becomes a matter of catering to your reader. And, um, I don't think I have many readers yet.

Also, I am waiting patiently (Call me! Call me NOW, for Pete's sake!!) to hear on a very nice full-time job as an outreach librarian. Hmmmm - full-time, with benefits, retirement, insurance - I can't even imagine.

While I'd like to think a full-time job will impact my online/freelance activities, um, who am I kidding? It's not like my freelance work take up much of my time at this point. But since my goal is to eventually have my own business (that can actually support me), I plan to keep coollibrarian.com online - and perhaps a new job will help me finance some advertising, and maybe a nifty css class so that I can build a better site.

So, in the meantime, I hope to do some blogging on social software. This is certainly an "old" and very talked about topic in libraryland, but since I think most people who might come across this blog are library consumers rather than librarians, it might be of interest.