Find my new adventures in librarianship documented on my new blog. I’ve had a lot of transitions in my life and in my career since starting this blog. I mostly put it on the back burner because I was managing YALSA’s The Hub and writing at Book Riot, but in that time I also took a new job as Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Programming, and Marketing in Santa Barbara. This new adventure has me wanting to document my successes and failures, challenges and musings on librarianship.
As a community hub, the Central Library continues to be a distribution point for N95 masks, offer a Thomas Fire information kiosk, and to provide increased events and activities for children, families, teens and adults. Even though schools would have regularly been closed during the upcoming week, the inability for the community to be outside remains a real issue and the library recognizes the role it can play to provide a safe space to be.
There’s a certain type of book I love: lush and atmospheric with descriptive and dreamy prose. There are themes I return to again and again in literature: dark fairy tales, complicated families, forbidden or doomed love. These 2017-2018 fantasy young adult novels tick each of these boxes. As much as I love romance, a really great story doesn’t need it. This debut is an excellent example of a layered, character-driven contemporary fantasy adventure without a hint of a love story.
@misskubelik Bummer! But sometimes an even better opportunity comes along. Even at the same place! When I moved to CA it was actually the 2nd time I applied/interviewed at that library. Worked out fabulously. You do good work and will find the right fit.
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