Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hard times call for hunny

The paper was a bit disheartening today.  Poverty has hit a 50 year high in the United States, thanks mostly to our lack of jobs. 

Like many library systems, my own can't remedy this problem in even the slightest degree.  I just heard that an extremely talented recent library school graduate, who has been yearning to work for the Los Angeles Public Library, simply can't afford to live in Los Angeles any longer and must return home.  We need her - and other young, dedicated librarians like her - at LAPL.  Jeez, it's frustrating.

Meanwhile, the LA Unified School District is even worse off, library-wise.

Time to self-medicate with a little Winnie-the-Pooh.


  1. Hi Eva,

    I was laid off in June and can attest to how hard it is to find a job as a public librarian in SoCal! Luckily I am working PT at Central Library (I keep missing you when I visit, though!), but I'm definitely not working enough to match the cost of living. If it wasn't for unemployment benefits, I really don't know what I'd do...

    Anyway, just wanted to say "hi" and "I love your blog" and I still remember your fun-spirited children's lit class that really inspired me! :)

    UCLA MLIS '09

  2. Hi Rita,
    Dora told me you came by and I missed you both times - please keep trying! And hopefully we'll be able to hire you full-time some day soon...

  3. Catching up on the blogs I missed during the move, and I got a little teary when I saw this one. Thank you so much.