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New Job News!

I am excited to let everyone know that I will be starting a new job next month. A very cool new job! And get this: it?s a job in one of my favorite library related organizations, working on projects that are near and dear to my experience and professional interests! It is a job with even more potential to positively impact our libraries and communities with practical technology AND, to nicely top it off, I?ll be moving back to my favorite U.S. city! So, without further ado:

I am very happy and excited to report that I will be moving on from my Training and Support Coordinator duties here at OCLC Western in Ontario so that I can transfer to the position of Community Associate at WebJunction in Seattle.

I?ve been a fan of WebJunction.org for years (before it?s inception even, when I worked at the Gates Foundation) and am honored to have this chance to help work with their amazing team. The potential here is just staggering and the opportunity to be a part of their forward motion is a huge honor (and responsibility). I can?t wait to get started!

I wanted to take a minute to thank all of my coworkers here at OCLC Western (and OCLC at large). My time here at Western has been invaluable and I truly appreciate the opportunities this position has presented. Additionally, many, many individual staff members have been remarkably generous, helpful, patient and good natured as we have worked together over the last two years. I?d like to thank each of you for being so welcoming and inspiring.

I?d also like to thank the member libraries and librarians who have made it possible for me to pursue the tools and ideas that have such potential to fuel our vitality and growth. If the librarians didn?t encourage the work, it just wouldn?t be there. Libraries and librarians inspire me every day and this new job at WebJunction is simply and naturally an extension of that point of view.

Friday, December 15 will be my final day at OCLC Western and Monday, December 18 will be my first day of work at WebJunction (whew!). I look forward to working with many of you as we all help WebJunction grow and evolve into an even more useful and practical resource and community center.

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