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ALL IN CAPS!

Hello fair readers,

Well, change is afoot here in this librarian’s world. Starting Monday I will be making a pretty major career shift from the Pritzker Legal Research Center

I took this on my last opening shift.

to the Morton Grove Public Library.

From city-data.com

And I am so EXCITED! But at the same time, I’m a little sad. This is a very new feeling for me. While working at the Pritzker Legal Research Center, so many opportunities arose. I had my first article published, was interviewed for the Chicago Tribune, and had the pleasure of working some of the most intelligent and hilarious librarians I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. To all of them (and even to the ones who didn’t pull the weight) THANK YOU! I have learned from all of you. And I have become a much better librarian and a much better person for it. The PLRC is special. I will miss you…

PLRC: Looking up the stairs, towards the lake.

My shadow saying Goodbye to the PLRC <3

Now that my sentimental, “I miss you” is over (at least somewhat) I AM SO EXCITED! I will officially be the new Readers Services Librarian over at MGPL. I will get to run the book clubs, develop the Fiction collection, perform uber awesome readers advisory services and…ahem…HAVE MY OWN BOOK BLOG! Morton Grove has had library blogs since 2007.

Did you read that? Let me just write that again: Morton Grove has had library blogs since 2007!!!!!!!

I am so excited to be moving to a progressive, forward-looking, popular reading library. This is such a brave new world for me and I am going in head first — full of enthusiasm — and ready to be the best possible librarian I can be for the patrons of Morton Grove.

So that’s the big news. Thanks for partaking in my weird schizo happy/sadness of it all, fair readers.

And OH YEAH, check out the latest issue of American Libraries. There’s a little surprise for you.

hint: I wrote it. woot.

Have a great week fair readers <3