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Old 08-08-2009, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Hello,
I am going to be graduating with my Masters in Library Science and Info Studies in May 2010 and plan on moving to the NW. I believe my salary will be around 40K.

I also have a elementary school aged child (single mother).
I am very interested in relocating to either Oregon or Washington due to the beautiful scenery and diverse population. I would love to get some advice on which areas are the most compatible to my situation.

I am very liberal (another reason for leaving OK)
School quality is very important.
I have an active lifestyle.
Would like a city with a population in the range of 75,000 to 150,000.
Would like a work commute average of 30 minutes or less.

I know I am asking a lot and will probably have to compromise on a few things.

Can someone please suggest a few OR cities they are familiar with that comes close to my preferences. Thank you so much
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I would suggest Eugene - but I'm a librarian as well, and haven't seen openings there in forEVER! I used to live in Eugene (went to UofO), and think of going back sometimes... so I usually keep an eye on Oregon LIS listings, and most are in the boonies. They always seem to be hiring in/around Bend & La Pine, which could be either a good or bad sign. Good luck!

P.S. Here are a few sites you should peruse, if you haven't already:
Library Jobs in the Pacific NW
http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/pacific.htm
LISjobs.com - Job Ads
Library (http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&control=SetCommunity &CommunityID=215 - broken link)
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Oh, and if you're also considering WA, the Seattle & King County libraries are ALWAYS hiring.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I posted on your other thread but Eugene and Corvallis would be potentially good choices for you. Getting a job out here is a whole other ball game though... 12+% unemployment...
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:17 AM
 
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OK, hello. The first city I thought of when considering your original posts was Olympia, Washington. It's small, has immediate access (aside from the horrendous traffic in Seattle/I-5 area) to much larger cities, liberal, well-run, many gorgeous inlets, etc. - and it's a lovely part of the state. And they are opening a Trader Joe's grocery store there this month (you'll love it!). Plus, Olympia is only an hour and a half drive to Portland International Airport (much, much nicer than Seattle's).

There are many outdoor clubs up there, hiking, boating, musical, etc. Very eclectic, imo.

I have friends who live in west Olympia and they love it there. My friend's daughter moved there from a more affluent area area north of Seattle specifically because of the Griffin School District. And if gizmo980 says that she finds librarian positions advertised up there all the time, I'd certainly check it out if I were you.

There's plenty of time for you to look around. good luck ~
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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College towns - Ashland/Medford (driest climate) - Corvallis, Eugene, McMinnville, Newberg, Portland, Forest Grove, then Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Bellingham (wettest and coldest).
McMinnville/Newberg/Forest Grove are a bit less liberal but nice places to live.
Employment seems tough in general these days.
Best of luck!!!
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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Classified Jobs - University of Oregon job listings

https://jobs.lanecc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1250954173816 (broken link) - search here for Lane Community College job listings

I just found this & had no idea it existed: Oregon STATE Library!!! Oregon State Library Employment - and this was linked to the state site --- Jobline (http://www.osl.state.or.us/staff/Library/Jobline.htm - broken link) => opportunities listed.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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Exclamation here it is!

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Originally Posted by gizmo980 View Post
I would suggest Eugene - but I'm a librarian as well, and haven't seen openings there in forEVER! I used to live in Eugene (went to UofO), and think of going back sometimes... so I usually keep an eye on Oregon LIS listings, and most are in the boonies. They always seem to be hiring in/around Bend & La Pine, which could be either a good or bad sign. Good luck!

P.S. Here are a few sites you should peruse, if you haven't already:
Library Jobs in the Pacific NW
Library Jobs: Pacific States
LISjobs.com - Job Ads
Library (http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&control=SetCommunity &CommunityID=215 - broken link)

Librarian 1 - Adult Services
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