Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Residencies, Fellows, and Jobs. Oh MY!

I love reading job postings.  I can't help it.  I'm not looking to bail on my residency, quite the contrary, in fact, but it is nice to see what is out there and send along postings to library friends I think should apply.  So, here is a residency, fellow position, and kick ass archivist position that I would apply for if I had not gotten this residency.

Residency/Fellows: North Carolina State University is hiring for their 2010-2012 program.  Don't get hung up on the title, I think this program is similar to mine, in that you work in many different departments, attend conferences and then work on a big project.  This will give a recent grad a ton of work experience in a short amount of time.  Click here to go to the NCSU site.  Applications are due by December 15.

Fellows: The National Library of Medicine is hiring for next year's fellows (see previous post about my visit).  This is a program that provides recent grads with a ton of information in the medical and librarian fields.  Fellows learn from all the various staff at the NLM and have an optional second year to apply what they've learned.  These positions are highly competitive.  I really enjoyed meeting some of the great staff and fellows that are currently at the NLM.  Click here to go to the NLM site.  Applications are due by February 5, 2010.

Archivist:  Well, since I love Special Collections and Archives, I couldn't help but gasp, "Uh! No Fair!" when this came up on the ALA Job List.  Get this, University of California, Santa Cruz, is looking for a GRATEFUL DEAD ARCHIVIST!  How cool is that?  Unique and cool jobs like this are the reason I went to library school.  I'm not a huge dead head by any means, but the person that gets this job will be able to learn so much about American pop culture, the 60's & 70's, ice cream,  the music business (or avoidance of) in the 60's & 70's, neckties, tie dye bears, and a few other more illicit things I won't mention here. What's more illicit than tie dye teddy bears you ask?  Well, if you don't know, don't apply for this job. But, if you're reading this, apply, and get the job, (which you will, cause I believe in you), then invite me to a behind the scenes look at the collection.  Click here to go to the UC Santa Cruz posting.  Applications are due soon; December 1st.  Don't dilly dally!  I think I'm going to go home, turn on the record player, crack open a pint of Ben and Jerry's, and enjoy this pleasant Maryland evening*. PEACE!

*I actually have to take my Rottie to the vet tonight which, due to the fact that she thinks she's a navigational lap dog, is not nearly as safe as hanging out at home with Jerry.

1 comment:

  1. I heard that Jon Stewart made fun of the Grateful Dead Archivist position and then archivists in general on his show on the 12th. Well, I guess even bad press is better than none?? right?