Moving on

Yesterday, I tendered my resignation at the Ann Arbor District Library. My last day of employment will be this Friday, the 23rd of February.

To say that working at AADL was a honor would be an understatement. It is a fine, fine institution, filled with bright, intelligent, hardworking, and committed individuals. They have allowed me to grow tremendously, and I feel that I’ve been able to make a significant contribution to AADL in return. So I extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to every last person at AADL.

I am leaving Ann Arbor because I have accepted a position at the Darien Public Library in Darien, Connecticut. My official title will be Head of Technology and Digital Initiatives. I have to say that my pulse quickens when I think about what the Darien Library has in store for the future, and to be part of it is a dream come true. I will be working for Alan Gray, who is currently Associate Director. DPL’s director is Louise Berry.

I will continue to blog here at blyberg.net. I also have no plans to discontinue work on such projects as PatREST, or SOPAC. In fact, they will be crucial components of my future work. Darien Public Library is, like AADL, an Innovative Interfaces customer and I plan to join Darien in their effort to forge a srong and close relationship with III. Though I may have been critical of them in the past, and very well may be in the future, that does not mean that I don’t value a meaningful development partnership with them. I tend to think in terms of “how can what I’m doing now benefit not just my institution, but all institutions?” So you can be sure that I will continue to share our successes, and perhaps more importantly, our failures.

If you currently use my AADL email address to contact me, I suggest you use my posted contact information to get hold of me instead. My personal email address is john@blyberg.net.


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