I have accepted a new job! Starting in October, I will be the Digital Branch & Services Manager (read the job ad, if you’re interested) at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. I’ll be in charge of all things digital – including the website (and building a new, extremely cool library 2.0 site – stay tuned on that one) and the IT department.
What did I like about this job? Listen to this: ” … lead a lighly skilled cross-disciplined staff in using new technologies to translate traditional library services into a digital, Library 2.0 format and provide innovative digital library service to our community.” To me, that sounds extremely fun, and really meshes with my digital-services-creation goals.
I got to spend 2 days with David in early August. Chatting with him about libraries and the importance of creating engaging, experiential Web presence was wonderful! Topeka is most lucky! Congratulations David!