Today, I received my diploma in the mail. It really underscores the sense of accomplishment I feel in having completed my MLIS degree at San Jose State University. In addition to being a sign of official recognition and confirmation of my competence in the field of library and information science, it is also a reaffirmation that I can do anything I put my mind to. This reaffirmation comes at a time when I am currently searching for employment as I launch my career. The economic climate may be rough, but I have confidence that I will be able to find the place where I can make the best contribution possible as an information professional. The job search continues, but for now, I’m going to savor this one, because it feels so good.