26 February 2007

I Have a Job!

Alright, so it's a volunteer job.

And it's part-time.

The important thing is that it involves professional responsibilities in my career field - librarianship. It will help me begin to build a network of contacts in Swiss libraries. And it will force me to learn German faster by increasing my exposure to it.

It's a small step. But it's a start.

11 comments:

Ted said...

Congratulations: would be very interested to hear how you found the job.

Ted (a NZ librarian)

GL's D said...

Congratulations

JOSE SANCHEZ ZOLLIKER said...

Congrats!

Global Librarian said...

Ted - I found the job by posting a brief description of my education and work experiences on Swiss Libs, the listserv you told me about. ALong with a statement that I would be interested in volunteer positions in the Zürich area.

I was extremely proud of myself because I posted the entire message in German. Perhaps not articulate, but at least coherent.

I received responses from 4 institutions interested in discussing volunteer opportunities. And selected the one that most suited my background, education and interests.

But I won't say where I will be volunteering or what I shall be doing because GLH and I decided when I began this blog that a few topics would be strictly off-limits. Our work is one of those topics. Too many issues could arise...

CanadianSwiss said...

Congratulations!

swissmiss said...

Congratulations! Yay you - doing that in German is impressive.

Beth said...

Congrats, that's great news!

TK said...

GL

I saw the post.

Will follow your example and post a similar message when I get Switzerland.

Librarians all around the word seem to use listserv communication to great effect!

Ted

Global Librarian said...

Ted,

Good luck in your own search. Hope you find something that interests you.

GL's D said...

So, you told us about the job. When do you start?

Expat Traveler said...

Congrats! I guess I've been so busy looking for one that I haven't had time to check in since you've posted the news!