The year through my blog archives:
March: I start getting nibbles from prospective employers, and have a wonderful time at my first live Met movie broadcast (and my second). I give my conference paper while surrounded by scenes from the past.
April: The beginning of my last term of library school. Also the beginning of a series of in-person job interviews. Barely a free moment to be had.
May: Job offer! Much job-offer-related spazzing! Also, I enjoy my Digital Libraries class a lot.
June: The end of my library school coursework. I officially spill the beans about my new job and officially become a librarian when I receive my MSLIS. I hash out the details of my move to New London.
July: My five-year blogging anniversary. Packing. More packing. Summer fun enjoyed in between moving preparations. A fond, rather sad farewell to Philadelphia. Moving. The immense pleasure of unpacking my books and thinking about their arrangement. My first days in my new job.
November: Obama is elected President. I'm thrilled, though also pissed off about the passage of Proposition 8 in California. I revisit some of the academic labor issues that I used to write about way back when I started this blog.
It was an eventful year for me, and mostly a very good year. I feel immensely and undeservedly lucky that I managed to get my life stabilized before the economy took its big hit in the fall. I hope that all of you who read this are safe, healthy, not getting snowed on too heavily, and surrounded by people you love.
Happy new year, everyone, and may 2009 bring better tidings for the world than 2008 did.