Kia Ora Aoteoroa

Wellington, NZ November 2015 during my trip for the LIANZA 2015 Conference

It makes me super happy to announce that I have accepted a role at the Wellington City Libraries in Wellington, New Zealand. Shortly I will begin the next chapter of my library career as the Team Leader of Libraries and Community Spaces for two libraries and four community spaces in the Wellington area (here’s a map). Haley, Finn, Aero, and myself are pretty excited about this big move. We’ve been thinking about a possible move to New Zealand for around a year now. While we will miss Fidelia Hall and the life we’ve built over here in the United States we know that this is the right move for us as a family.

Right now we’re waiting on our visa applications to be processed. It’ll take a few months but we’re patient and this will give us a chance to organize our life for this next step. Over the next few months, my family and I will begin the process of moving everything across the sea to our new home and life in New Zealand. It’s gonna be a BIG move but with a little patience and a lot of love we’ll get there.

Thank you to all of the family and friends who have been there with love and listening ear over the last few years. Thank you to everyone in Titusville, PA, a place that welcomed us into their community with open arms four years ago. And an extra special thanks to the Board of Directors at the Benson Memorial Library for taking a chance on me as their Executive Director. I gotta say that this job was a great challenge and a lot of fun.

There’s a chance I’ll be a little more silent over the next few months as we prepare ourselves physically and mentally for this move. But if you want to reach out don’t hesitate: send me an email to think email address and let’s chat. See you soon and thank you for the love and positive vibes.

8 comments

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    On Mon, 29 Jul 2019 at 14:02, JUSTIN THE LIBRARIAN wrote:

    > Justin Hoenke posted: ” Wellington, NZ November 2015 during my trip for > the LIANZA 2015 Conference It makes me super happy to announce that I have > accepted a role at the Wellington City Libraries in Wellington, New > Zealand. Shortly I will begin the next chapter of my library” >

  2. Dude! I’m so excited for you!! What an amazing journey for you and your family. Please, please keep blogging so I can see more of you, your fam, and your travels.

  3. Congratulations, Justin! It takes a lot of courage to move from one part of the country to the other, but to move to another part of the world? That is HUGE! Wishing you and your family all the best with your move and adapting to life in NZ! I hope you’ll continue your blog while you’re over there. I would love to read about the experiences you’ll have in Kiwi libraries and life in general south of the Equator. Again, best wishes!

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