But what has that to do with libraries???
Before I left I heard from a contracting company about a temp-to-hire position in Northern Virginia. I sent along my updated resume and there was interest so we scheduled an interview for the day after my return from the west coast. I took the Metro out to West Falls Church and found the bus to my destination. It was a gorgeous Fall day. I like fall!!
The company has great offices and the head librarian enjoys a vew to the treetops. The staff were all very friendly and professional. Two of the other librarians are also from West Virginia - Let's Go Mountaineers!. After what seemed a really good interview I started making my way home.
Later in the day I called the contractor to let them know that I had made it to the interview and that I thought it had gone well. My instincts were right - they offered me the job. I will start next week. It will be good to be working again. The temp job I had at National Agricultural Library was really good and I met some great folks so I'm looking forward to this venture too!
On Thursday of this week I was running errands in DC and I stopped by a former agency to visit with friends there. I had worked there for over 15 years. I learned that they are looking at some new software and I was able to give my opinions and share some contacts for more information. Always happy to help.
So now - another lovely fall weekend and a new job to look forward to!! (Please forgive my ending with a preposition.)