I had my interview at the University of New Mexico yesterday, and despite the need to project my voice quite loudly over the drilling and hammering (Zimmerman library is still reconstructing after last year’s fire and flood damage – almost their entire serials collection was destroyed or shipped to Texas) I think it went pretty well.  I hit it off with the interviewers and think I would enjoy working in the department (ILL).  Apparently only the reference librarians at UNM get to be called “librarians”, so even though the MLS is a preferred qualification for this position, the title would be “Library Specialist 3.”  I have no problem with that, and the salary is at a professional level.  I’ve never been very hung up on titles, though I can still rightfully say that I AM A LIBRARIAN.   Or at least I will be in August.  So I’m excited about the prospect of this job, though I realize I can’t count on the offer.  All eggs are not in that basket, and I’m still looking at other opportunities.  And hey, the Getty still might call…

So, the question this week is to temp or not to temp? I am reallyreallyreallyreally enjoying the chance to spend half the week hiking and half the week working on fun projects at the museums and writing.  And a little bit of just sitting out in the courtyard watching the sun go down over the mountains.  Yesterday I spent about an hour just watching some lizards chase each other around.  It’s highly therapeutic just being here, being out in the open sky and not trapped all day in an office.  However, I did go in today and take one of those insufferable office skills tests at a temp agency, as I continue to have an uncomfortable anxiety about my money moving in a negative direction.

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