Day 25: Job Prospects

Like I previously mentioned before, I work in a special collections library and had the same library assistant position for the past three years. I earned my MLS in January 2014.

Lately, I have been worried about my job. My job is covered by a union. I can’t get promoted and I can’t get a raise. And top of that, I feel a little disinterested in what I do. I feel that since I have a MLS, I should be a librarian position by now.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love working in a library. If I honestly think about it, working in a library has probably been a lifelong dream. But lately I’ have been second thoughts about working in any special collections library, even though my library degree had a concentration in rare books and special concentration librarianship. Sometimes I wonder if I concentrated on public librarianship, would I be in a better place?

I’m also worried about my qualifications. With the steep qualifications I have been seeing in most job postings, I have doubted that I have the right qualifications for a job to work in another special collections library. So I’m really worried that I will be stuck with a job I don’t that I’m dissatisfied with because there is nothing else out there for me.

There are probably some people out there who are saying “What is she complaining about? She has a job!” But I love working in a library. Shouldn’t I love the position I have in it?

This is Day 25 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge.

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