Back to the Future

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!

11 comments

  1. Congratulations, Richard! What great news! Best of luck to you! :-)

  2. Sweet! So happy for you, Rich!

  3. thank you! :)

  4. Congratulations! I am so proud of you.

  5. Fabulous!

  6. Congratulations Rich! And welcome back!

  7. Congratulations! Wonderful news! How exciting. They are lucky to have you!

  8. That is fantastic news and I can’t think of a better or more deserving person for the position. Congratulations.

  9. Welcome home!!!

  10. So happy to hear of your return to SPL! Congratulations!

  11. Richard – Congrats on the new position! As a resident of Arlington Heights, and a lover of technology and gadgets, it has been exciting to see what you have done with the Digital Services Lab.

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