Saturday, November 3, 2012
Career driver: Live, thrive and be of service in Ashland, Oregon
Beyond seeking work in Ashland, Ore., I seek opportunities for my family and I to live, thrive and be of service to our community.
I lament not having direct involvement in advocating passage of the Ashland library levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. I did what I could, sharing links to commentary and drawing attention to an editorial that supports the library levy.
I asked an emissary to attach a yarnbombing tag at the Ashland library.
Being hired, ideally by a library, a media company or a publisher, will provide me an avenue for hands-on involvement in my adopted community. That is part of what “thriving” means to me.
One area of involvement would be ongoing advocacy for Jackson County Library Services. As a student member of the American Library Association, I follow initiatives nationally. I also follow and promote library happenings in my immediate community.
Another area for possible support would be for literacy services. During the Vineyard Run for Literacy, our three-person team raised more than $100.
Beyond a personal victory for our team (Jonathan came in first in his age group in the men’s 5K run), the money we raised will support adult literacy in Lake County, Calif. I would devote similar energies to literacy in Jackson County, Ore.
Finally, no matter where I live, I will blog my personal crusades: autism acceptance, zero-tolerance for bullying and the welfare of feral cats.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal