Hawai'i was lovely. I hope to put up an album of some of my photos on my blog. There is something about islands which can be just so relaxing. I also feel that when I visit my parents in Tasmania. When you live & work on an island, it's a different matter, and the best holiday is sometimes to escape the island - whether it's going to the Mainland (the Big Island) or to a smaller island like Maria Island.
I haven't caught up on all of my blog reading, but I did notice Meredith's latest contribution on the librarian shortage debate.
There are a lot of positive things to be said about choosing librarianship as a career - but the hope that you'll be inundated with job offers for librarian positions after graduating, that's not one of them. It's also not a very good reason to choose a career, even if it were true. Imagine this job interview.
Interviewer: Tell me, how did you decide to choose librarianship as your career?
Job applicant: Well I used to think it would be totally boring to work in a library, but then I heard that there's going to be a shortage of librarians, so I thought I might as well give this gig a whirl. Gives me better odds, doesn't it?
Interviewer: Really? Don't you have any other reasons?
Job applicant: Oh, and I really like books. And reading ...