It is with not a small amount excitement that I announce that I’ve accepted a new position.
I’m moving back to Chicago to join the Health Sciences Library at the University of Illinois, Chicago (Circle) Campus. I will be an Assistant Professor and Assistant Information Services Librarian.
This will come with all sorts of new missions, goals and challenges. It’s academic, tenure-track and I’m back full time with medicine. I’m very excited to get to be working with people I had the opportunity to meet during my interview and a few names I’ve seen around the medlib world. My start date is December 1, 2010.
I’ve had a lot of help and support getting to this point. Madame Director, Madame Storyteller, the Reference Queen, Warmaiden, Sir Shuping, Sibling-the-Elder, M, the Incredibly Patient Mother, the Blonde and Brunette, Vaa, Gypsy, Rudy, Rothman and many others have held my hand, helped me get ready, read cover letters, been references, listened to me, and just been there. I would not be where I am without others belief in me.
My to do lists have just tripled as all of the “when I get time” stuff turns into “has to be done before…” but I hope to get to blog more–it’s been so hard keeping secrets about all this when I’ve been so excited.
Here I go!
[does a concurring happy dance]
Happy Dance with Andy!!
Ohhh, much exciting, go you!!
Will you need all your knitted supplies to keep you warm in a Chicago winter?
Oh course!! They don’t call it the Windy City for nothing…though it might be a smidge warmer than in WI. I still will have plenty of need for wool.