Archive for February, 2005


OCLC HQ Tour Begins

Visitng OCLC World Headquarters in Dublin, OH gives me a chance to have a nifty little peek behind the curtain. You get a peek too. From the library to the card catalog card printer you’ll find the photostream via my new Treo 650 here. Have fun!


Libraryman finally flickrs

Just put up some pics of what I see every day out the window in my new office.
Work rainbows, mountains, PEZ, etc.


In Business Week?!

Don’t think people read your blog? One of my regular blog reads from my friend and former coworker Tracey just got a write up in Business Week. It is a small world, even if you now live in Sweden. btw, her photo blog is beautiful.


Changes ‘Round Library Man Way

Short version:
I have a great new library job.
I’ve moved.
I’ll be blogging more very soon.

Longer version:
Most of you know that since the US Library Program at the Gates Foundation wound down in 2003 I have been biding my time between searching for the next “perfect library job” and teaching and presenting technology lectures on exotic Princess Cruise itineraries. It has been a fascinating time full of innumerable magical once in a lifetime experiences and something that occasionally seemed to be skirting dangerously close to indecision. I have always been looking for that next great library job though. I was hoping for a job that would let me contribute to the profession, continue to teach, travel a bit (but not too much) and support continued professional development while letting me stretch my wings a bit professionally.

As of last month I am happy to report that I believe I’ve found such a job! Last week I moved to southern California to join OCLC Western as their new Training & Support Coordinator. So far, it seems a great fit. I am a bit sad to leave the lovely PNW, but I do hope to return sometime in the not too distant future. For now, I will soak up the year round summer sun and enjoy the benefits of living 45 minutes away from of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.

All friends of are welcome to drop me a line (mp*insert at sign* if you’ll be (or are already in) in the area. One nice thing about the new jobby job is that keeping up with Library Blogland and blogging will be a recognized part of what I do for work. We’ll even be starting an OCLC Western Services blog soon. See, just what I was after!