Reinvention – Shifted Style!!!

Congratulations to Jenny Levine on her new job at the American Library Association!! What an incredible thing: Jenny quotes the job description: “Knowledge of 2.0 technologies and concepts. Ability to work in a complex organizational environment. Strong communication ability (written and verbal). Comfort with rapid prototyping….”

Who would have thought just 8 or so months ago when the discussions of social tools and L2 were ramping up that by Summer 2006 ALA would be advertising for someone to utilize 2.0 technologies and work in an environment of rapid prototyping? And who would have guessed that one of the most influential, plugged in webloggers of the blogoshpere would be moving into that position? Allow me to gush, because it’s the truth: Jenny brings a commitment to continuous improvement, user-centric innovation and great insight to this job. ALA has done a brilliant thing!

I have always admired Jenny’s dedication to libraries and librarians embracing technology and innovative thinking and this new position makes me think she’ll be shifting our association as well. And all of us can reap those benefits!

What a wonderful change! Congrats Jenny!