And so it begins… correcting my name spelling in a session blurb in next year’s program for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference brought up the question: what is my new position and affiliation? No longer Head, Government Documents, UNT Libraries, but…
- PhD candidate, Higher Education, University of North Texas
- Independent Researcher / Consultant, Ukraine
- Expatriate Grad Student, Country of Eternal Winter
- Former Documents Librarian, UNT
- That Girl Who Moved to Ukraine Last Year
- …You Know, The Short Spiky-Red-Haired One
- That Gal Who Moved Abroad And Froze to Death (well, I guess I wouldn’t need a blurb in that case)
- Drama Queen (this is definitely the most accurate…)
Hmmm. Not even moved yet, and wondering what to put in my email signature and program blurbs. Sigh.
Anybody else a grad student without a full time position? What do you put on business cards, websites, program proposals, etc.? If you formerly had a full time professional position, do you allude to that at all? Do you feel it’s a struggle to “prove” you’re a professional, or is being a PhD candidate enough credential itself?
I will sure miss having legit business cards.