Back in 2010, I blogged about leaving a library I love to accept a new challenge. A little more than three years later, I have similar news to share! I recently accepted an offer to return to Skokie Public Library in mid-October and become their Deputy Director. There are some exciting things happening at Skokie and I feel like I can make a positive impact there. I’ll also get a taste for the operations side of things and learn more about how to run a public library. Wherever my career goes from here, I think the new skills I develop in this position will be helpful.
I have to say, though, that I absolutely love Arlington Heights Memorial Library and am very grateful for the opportunities they gave me. I got a chance to work with and learn from some amazing people, and I’ll take all of those experiences with me to my new position. AHML has definitely shaped who I am professionally and I won’t forget that.
Finally, I want to publicly thank those people whom I consider professional mentors! Eva, Sue, Deborah, Brian, and Daisy, if you’re reading this, thank you for investing your time and energy in me and helping me throughout my career!