Thursday, February 2, 2006

Second Best

Ever have good news drop in your lap, out of the blue, and it totally makes you day?

Hell, my good news has pretty much made my next month - easy.

I came back from a late lunch break yesterday to find a message slip on my desk. Please call so-and-so at library headquarters. Ohhhhkay.

Since this so-and-so works in collection development I figured she wanted to clarify a cataloging request one of my librarians made.

Um no.

She offered me a job!

Long time readers of this blog might recall that back in September I interviewed for a new job and didn't get it. Guess what? I'm getting it now. There is going to be a retirement in the department and the person they hired over me is transferring into that vacant position. Which leaves me taking over for the person who got the job I wanted so badly.

What will I be doing? Buying adult fiction, 400s & 800s for a supa-large library system. For those of you not familiar with your Dewey Decimal - 400s are languages, 800s is literature. But who cares about that stuff - adult fiction! WooHoo baby!

This is the moment in my blog where I tell authors I'm now accepting bribes. Cash will do. Small denomations are preferable.

At this point I'm so excited I don't care that I was second best. However, I do think that my reader's advisory talks following my RWA Reno trip might have kept me in the back of their minds. God bless the genre anyway.

No word on when I'll actually start - probably not for at least another month. Good news for Wendy - maybe bad news for you all. My library stories should get a lot less surreal.

19 comments:

Megan Frampton said...

Yowza! What awesome news! Congratulations!

Jay said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats!

Rosario said...

Congratulations, Wendy!! That's so wonderful!

Nicole said...

Woohoo!


Congrats!!!!!!

Tara Marie said...

Congratulations!! Great news.

The Library Diva said...

Woo hoo!!!! That's wonderful!!! And can I just say that I am super jealous. A collection development position that would allow me to order lots of fiction is a dream job in my book. :-)

Monica said...

Great to hear good news. Congrats on your dream job!

shayera said...

Yeah! That's so great! I'm extremely jealous. Are you going to get them to send you to Bookexpo?

Kristie (J) said...

And I add my congrats to all the others!!!! Yea for Wendy - Super Librarian.

sybil said...

That fucking rocks babe! It couldn't have happened to a better person.

Go team you!

Wendy said...

Thank you all for the well wishes!

Shayera: Ah no. They wouldn't/couldn't pay for my RWA/Reno trip and I drove up there! They let me go on "library time" so I didn't have to dip into my own vacation time, but I went all on my own dime. I'd kill to hit Bookexpo though.

Sybil: LOL - yes Go Team Me! I told The Boyfriend that "Everything's coming up Wendy!" Which sounds sorta dirty I guess.....

All others who mentioned it - yeah it sure sounds like my dream job! We'll see how it all pans out once I start though :-)

jason evans said...

Now THAT'S some news to brighten your winter. Very cool. Congratulations!

shayera said...

Wendy,
My friends and I go on our own time and our own dime. I feel it gives me an extra cache when I'm talking to publishers. ;-)
The entrance fee's not bad, $75, and my friend and I are going to split the room, which is $190 a night. Drop me a line if you're interested.
2 years from now it'll be back in L.A.

ReneeW said...

That's so cool. Congratulations! I'll miss your weird lib. patron stories :) But this new job sounds like more fun.

Lisa Hunter said...

Well, I'm a non-fiction author, so no graft here. But congratulations on the job. Reading novels for work sounds pretty great!

Karen Scott said...

Congrats Wendy!!!

Teresa said...

Congratulations!

Lilith Saintcrow said...

CONGRATS! Go, Super Librarian!

lost said...

Whayhay! Congratulations, mite! :D