Reese Witherspoon Seeks Book Club Librarian-in-Residence

The actress is looking for a professional to talk about books with her and her online community.

Actress Reese Witherspoon is looking for a librarian-in-residence for her book club. The person will discuss the chosen books with Witherspoon and others, speak with authors, and become a part of the star's book club community. Librarians who want to apply must complete an entry form about why they want the position and include a 90-second video.

Here is the post from Hello, Sunshine, a women-centered media company founded by Witherspoon:

 

 

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Arlene Sahraie

Hoping I got in just under the wire.

Posted : Feb 04, 2020 03:53


Leslie Clingan

Hello Sunshine!! Coming to you from the Sun City - El Paso, Texas! Wondered when you will stop accepting applications for this position? Will you be narrowing down your search to a smaller group of applicants and then interviewing them further? Can you tell I am excited about this??!! Thank you. Leslie Clingan onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com

Posted : Feb 02, 2020 07:50


Kris Welchko

I am a very young-minded 64 year old librarian teaching in the City of Chicago and LOVE Reese Witherspoon! I also LOVE books and novels. I have taught English and Reading over many years and have an extremely vibrant personality. I am able to talk to a diverse population and am somewhat? comfortable on camera! I hope you contact me!

Posted : Jan 30, 2020 07:45


Rosemary Fox

Hi Reese
We are 7:00 or 7:30 bookclub that has been meeting every month for over 18 years. Here is our latest video of a kickoff mood setting for the the book : This is how it always is. We are educated, open minded, passionate readers who actually have dialogues about books. We can be your team. Great minds who can spread opinions to all. Plus.. we are IMG_7619.mov

Posted : Jan 30, 2020 05:14


Sarah Klena

I’m an 17 year education veteran who love reading, talking about books and basically just being a nerd!

Posted : Jan 25, 2020 03:37


Jennis Slaughter

There is nothing better than sitting down in your favorite spot with your newest book and immersing yourself into the characters, a new world or different situations that you would normally never have an opportunity to do so. Then you get to share that experience with family and friends as a reviewer or suggesting that they read the book also.
As a reader, I love mysteries, fiction, romance, thrillers and upon occasion a good cookbook.
I am a writer of lesbian mysteries and I also judge others for different contests. I have never been a librarian, but I spent many a wonderful weekend in one growing up in Leesburg, Florida. I hope that I am given the chance to prove that I can be the librarian that you need and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration.

Posted : Jan 25, 2020 12:59


Amy Curran

I am sooooo ready to start this new chapter in my own book of life! Cute dogs who love to lounge and are more than happy to make me stay put to finish my books! Closet librarian at heart!

Posted : Jan 24, 2020 09:19


Amy Curran

I am ready! Last kid going off to college in the fall! Two super cute dogs who love to lounge with me while I read books. Looking for engaging conversations about all topics!

Posted : Jan 24, 2020 09:17


Amna Asad

I just love books and it would be fun and hoour. I have been working with a school library and a university too.

Posted : Jan 24, 2020 03:01


Alexandra Stevens

I wish you wouldn't promote a self-described "women-centered media company" that is asking educated librarian professionals to work for free. Librarians are underpaid and undervalued as it is and the vast majority of the profession is female - promoting jobs that require highly educated and experienced professional to work for free encourages continued undervaluing of librarianship.

Posted : Jan 24, 2020 02:19


Danielle Z

Just as an update, I found out today that this is not an actual job, but rather a contest and a volunteer position.

Posted : Jan 23, 2020 06:08


Amber Hadley

Seems great! Nice way to bring more attention to librarians, books and reading. Not for me, I read YA and kids books almost exclusively, but I bet there is someone out there who will be perfect for this.

Posted : Jan 23, 2020 12:03


Jessica Williams

As an English teacher of 10 years, I have created my mini mission of putting a book in others' hands. I have now challenged myself every year to read 100 books, getting close last year with 91. Reading allows you to connect to others with ideas, give pause to your day to day, and bring light into the way others live their lives. Who doesn't want to talk about that?

Posted : Jan 23, 2020 06:03


Leslie Clingan

This retired elementary school librarian, virtual book club boss, and former children's reading TV show host(ess) is so, so, so interested in this position! Will be applying as soon as I can get my 90 sec video made! Thank you for the opportunity.

Posted : Jan 23, 2020 03:09


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