Friday the 13th

Just a reminder to be sure to wash your hands and sanitize after reading this blog…just kidding.  We’ve all gotten enough of those messages for one week.

All things being equal, I wouldn’t have chosen to lose my job the same week a global pandemic hit, but that’s how things played out for me this week.  I was told that the position of K-8 librarian in our district is being cut for next year, so I’m out of a job as of June 30.

I’m a certified K-12 librarian in Massachusetts with a few decades of experience in school and public libraries, and I’m willing to relocate.  Since I know many of you are in libraries, I thought I’d put the word out.  If you know of any openings, please feel free to email me at jkdawson115@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Oh, and happy Friday the 13th!  Sure hope it’s a lucky day.

11 thoughts on “Friday the 13th

  1. You are wonderful and a tremendous wealth of knowledge. Any system that acquires your skill set and talent will be truly fortunate.

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  2. OMG! I am a K-8 Librarian retiring this year. Want to move to Port St. Lucie, Florida?? C’mon down-with your wealth of children’s books-we’d be lucky to get YOU!

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  3. Janet,
    I was your student teacher in Billerica years ago. You worked with my sister, Catherine. Needham is going to have a K-5 opening at the Mitchell School. I think you should go for it!

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  4. I am so sorry to hear that, Janet–so short-sighted, as always! I wish I had some connections for you! I will post it on Facebook, and let you know if I hear of anything.

    With all of your qualifications I’m sure that you’ll find a new position! I hope the one mentioned above works out! Wishing you the best of luck!!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your job situation. I went thru that 2 years ago myself. I am now working in a public library and loving the change, I just didn’t like how it was handled at the school district level. I’m glad you’ll be keeping up your blog! I really enjoy the small dose of a review a day. I can’t absorb quantities of reviews all at once.
    PS: If you run out of books, check your local public library’s digital collection. I am grateful that ours is very up to date on new releases.

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