I'm probably not interested in this right now, but I used to
be, and had no luck. At the time there was a formal program
run by OPM. I think it may not exist anymore, but you might
I found a potential job-sharing partner through the
Washington Post classifieds. We weren't a good enough
match, really. She was not Federal. We never applied for
any jobs. Using this listserv probably would work better
Just out of curiosity, what's your area?
I'm a reference librarian.
If I manage to get pregnant again, I might become interested
in this again.
I think what generally seems to work best, if you want to
work part-time, is to sell your own employer on it. You
might try to advertise for half of your current job (if you
The problem with part-time work is it's very easy to end up
almost completely marginalized. You're at the bottom of the
barrel, and get the worst assignments and the least
I worked part-time for several years - first with
Gannett/USA Today Library in Rosslyn, VA, and then with the
U.S. Dept. of State Library in Foggy Bottom, Washington,
D.C. My daughter was very young - she's 12 now. I had
worked for USA Today when I got pregnant. They were open to
hiring part-timers because they are open a lot of hours.
They may still be.
Of course, it's still better than quitting work altogether.
What makes part-time work appealing to you?
If it's because you have a young child, be aware that your
child care options may be more limited and more expensive
(considering hourly rate) than for a full-timer.
Peggy Braly, NDU Library,
>>> Beth Blevins <[log in to unmask]> 06/24 8:07 PM >>>
This is a message to any librarian who would like to find a
library position and/or job share a federal library position
in the D.C. area.
I am interested in finding someone who either could apply
with me for any
announced positions or who is already working full-time but
needs someone to
share his or her position. We may not need to exactly match
skills, but might
be able to sell a potential employer on the wide range of
skills we could
offer together. If interested, please email Beth Blevins
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