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Ah! The Joys of Being Semi-Jobless…

Now, this may sound completely negative but it isn’t.

The only down side is that, working part-time, means that you only get part-time pay + job experience.

What you do with that OTHER time you are not at work, should be something stellar:

1. Learning origami

2. Working out like Demi Moore for the role of G.I. Jane

3. Leaning a second language

4. Writing a novel

5. Blogging more

6. Cooking meals of Babbette’s Feast proportions

7. Mastering the art of Kung Fu

8. Drawing comics

9. Giving a lecture on something

10. Day trips to places within a 15 mile radius

All of this I could be doing, but the best thing to do is to set aside time to LOOK FOR WORK.

…and off I go.

About Tess McCarthy

Tess McCarthy got her MLIS from San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science and she worked in a variety of information settings. Tess currently leads her own consulting firm in the management of digital and physical library and archives around the world. As a corporate digital image archivist, she mastered Digital Asset Management she developed and led trainings in image cataloging. She's comfortable using pronouns like she, her, they & them. When she's not organizing the world's greatest archives and libraries, she's writing and illustrating. Tess got her teeth cut in archives processing unique collections. From the Center for Sex & Culture's archival materials to the Hoover Institution, she's seen it all. At the Hoover Institution, she focused on processing, arranging, describing and writing the finding aids to several WWI and II collections. As the former archivist-in-residence at San Francisco's Center for Sex and Culture, Library/Archives she surveyed and inventoried some of the most lively manuscript collections. Her interests in the information field area are: special libraries/collections, archives; manuscripts, digital archives, digital assets, images, DAM, collection management, old maps, zines, human-computer interaction, reference/user services and, information-seeking behavior.


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