Aaron the Librarian exists as a place for me to store my more public musings as well as loosely chronicle my travails - be they ALA related, work related, or just library-in-general related. I’m not out to be an ‘A’ list blogger, though B+ would be fine if I happen to get that far. Having been involved in some of the inner-workings of ALA for a few years, I’d like to see (or perhaps cause) some changes; in order to do so, I’m casting my hat into the ring and running for ALA Council — if you have a vote in ‘the Association’ please consider voting for me.
Aaron the Librarian is the home of (who else?) Aaron the Librarian. Variously known to the non-blogging horde as “Aaron” or “Aaron Dobbs” or “Aaron W. Dobbs” or (for some of those who know the non-library me) “Dubber” depending on audience.
Exciting epithets applied in my employment past include: “Paperboy”, “Assistant Sexton”, “Lawnmower”, “College Temporary Help”, “Dormitory Receptionist”, “Student Union Night Manager”, “Air Freight Delivery Driver”, “Attitude Adjustment Specialist”, “Page”, “Library Technincal Assistant I”, “Library Technincal Assistant III”, “Graduate Teaching Assistant”, “Librarian”, “Information Resources Manager”, “Information Services Librarian”, “Instructor (Temporary)”, “Network Services Librarian”, “Assistant Profesor (Tenure Track)”, and “Associate Professor (Tenured)”.
Silly me, as I was in the final throes of my (successful) tenure chase at M[f]POW I accepted a position elsewhere and have to start all over again. As of August 2006 I’m the “Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian and Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)” at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. *Whew* that’s a mouthful.
See also: my CV if you’re interested.