Wednesday, June 05, 2013
There's a part-time position open at the Central Library for a YA librarian.
Pros: It's more money. 30 hours a week instead of 40 might allow me to take an additional class per semester and finish my degree sooner. It's a YA position, something I'm good at and I know a lot about; I love teens and their media.
Cons: 30 hours a week knocks me from full-time to part-time, resulting in higher insurance and higher costs for gym membership. They might not consider me for the position since I don't have an MLIS yet, though I'm working toward the bachelors' in library science.
I'm torn about applying for a few reasons. I'm tired of being rejected and this feels like a rejection waiting to happen. And, even if they did offer me the job, I don't know if I can afford to switch to part-time. But I want that job. I want to work with YA and I crave the activities I'd be involved in with teens. I love working with teens and YA is where I want to eventually end up working.
I just don't know what to do.