That's right, my friends – I did!
I'm officially back in the workforce – part-time, of course, so I'll still have plenty of time to continue blogging before I go back to school for my MLIS in January.
That being said, I am happy to announce that I am freshly employed as a library aide at the Community Library in Salem, Wis.
I'm extremely happy I landed my first official library gig, and it makes it extra special knowing that it's at the public library I actually grew up going to – the place that started it all for me, really.
I'll be working mostly at the circulation desk, floating between the main library headquarters in Salem and the Community Library in Twin Lakes.
After a month's worth of training, you will be able to find me at either library location where I will be helping patrons locate items, checking out and returning materials and – the best part – issuing new library cards to eager readers and learners!
So next time you're in the area, stop in and see me!
Community Library is part of the Kenosha Public Library System. To learn more about the Community Library, visit www.communitylib.org.
Tessa Fox is a 26-year-old Early Literacy Librarian at the Grayslake Area Public Library in Grayslake, Illinois. After working in the journalism and publishing fields, Tessa decided to dedicate her life to books and public librarianship, and went back to school to get her Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she graduated in December 2016. Tessa has been working in public libraries for the past four years.
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