A couple weeks ago a staff member from the reference office took a few pictures of me and then created a nameplate for me. Just as he was doing so it was announced that I would take on the collection responsibilities for Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics. Perfect! Since as you remember, my undergrad was in Classics and French, during which I also took a healthy dose of Spanish and some Linguistics and as a student worked in that department at my alma mater. (Ah, fond memories of the paper shredder…)
No, this does not mean I’m permanent here – still just a Limited Term Appointment, although I did recently interview for a tenure track position (not holding my breath despite that I really, really want it).
I’m still learning collection duties and have a meeting this afternoon for that. I think budget wise things are close to what I had last year, but procedure wise things are more detailed and strict. Still, it’s going to be fun!