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.

Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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