Exactly 1.5 years ago, I made the announcement here that my family and I were packing it up and moving to Chattanooga to join the awesome team at the Chattanooga Public Library. Now I’m back with some more news….I’m happy to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Coordinator of Teen Services at the Chattanooga Public Library (I’ll also be working with Kid’s Coordinator Lee Hope on all things Tween).
I tend to think about life as one big video game and for me this is a level up. I’ve been a Teen Librarian since 2008 and every moment has been awesome. I’ve loved dreaming up new programs, working directly with the community, and just being the front line in all things Teen at the public libraries I have worked at. As I’ve gotten older (I’m 34!) I’ve noticed some things changing in my brain; I’ve really started to enjoy the management and big picture part of public libraries. So for me, this was the next step and I’m so happy to be taking here in Chattanooga. I really dig this community and all of the change that is happening all around. And the Chattanooga Public Library, well, I can’t say enough good stuff about the team here. This is a magical place.
To end, I’d like to recommend that you give the Chattanooga Public Library Flickr page a quick look to see all of the great stuff the library has done for the community over the last few years. I feel like we’ve really got something special here: a great community, a great library staff, and a wonderful city.
Here’s to so many more years of curiosity, growth, and fun.