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Reinvention: walkingpaper style

Aaron reports on his new job: I’m super excited to let interested parties know that I’m now the Digital Initiatives Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library. Not quite sure what a Digital Initiatives Librarian does? Well, it is vague on purpose but I can tell you that I’m going to be doing website visioning, usability testing, web presence development and planning all sorts of fun projects. Much of this stuff is going to fall under a subdivision of the DCPL Information Technology Services department that we’re calling DCPL Labs (still in beta so expect to find some lorem ipsum).  I am especially interested […]

Reinvention: Jill Hurst Wahl

Congrats to Jill on her new position as a Professor of Practice at Syracuse: While I have been influencing my “community” through writing, speaking and project work, I have decided to do something that allows me to influence the next generation of information professionals even more. In January, I’ll be joining the School of Information Studies(iSchool) at Syracuse University (SU). Some of you may know that I have been associated with SU since 2001. This year, I decided that teaching full-time would move me towards my goal of influencing the industry more, and SU decided that adding me to their faculty would […]

Lee LeBlanc, Reinvention

I do feel welcome, thank you., originally uploaded by [ iblee ]. “SWFLN welcomes our newest staff member, Lee LeBlanc, Continuing Education/Emerging Technologies Coordinator. Lee comes to us from Florida Gulf Coast University, where he was most recently a Senior Library Technical Assistant for the Computing and Public Service Departments. He is currently a graduate student at Florida State University’s College of Information and a frequent guest-blogger for Michael Stephens’ blog, Tame the Web. Welcome, Lee!” Please congratulate Lee. I met him for the first time in April 2007 at SWFLN Technology Day. Since then, he’s contributed some thought-provoking content […]

Reinvention: Alane Wilson Style!

Via It’s All Good: Wednesday, June 25, 2008—The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) announces the appointment of Alane Wilson as Executive Director of the BCLA, effective June 30th, 2008. Alane Wilson was most recently Senior Library Market Consultant with OCLC in Dublin, Ohio. During her time with OCLC, Alane Wilson monitored and analyzed trends and data to foster innovative thinking and strategic initiatives. She was a key player in the development of the OCLC seminal Environmental Scan of 2003, for which she was recognized by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. A graduate of the University of British […]

Reinvention: Matt Gullett Takes a Leap

Helene Blowers pointed to Matt Gullet’s post about moving to the great Northwest: Lastly, some may look at this move and say that is crazy, risky, stupid, etc. He is flying without a parachute or a net. Yes, I agree to some extent that doing this is a bit risky, but sometimes in life we need to do things a bit different by trusting and have some faith that things will work out. Library culture isn’t typically a place that handles risk well, but on the other hand that is the nature of a library (a stable place and space). […]

Reinvention – Free Range Librarian Style

Haven’t had a reinvention post in a while. I was tickled to read about Karen Schneider’s new position with Equinox. As of June 23 (just in time for ALA!), I’m the Community Librarian at Equinox, the support and development company for Evergreen, the premier, industrial-strength open-source integrated library system software. What, you ask, is a Community Librarian? It’s a chief blogger, presenter, evangelist, community liaison, birds-of-a-feather organizer, strategist, branding specialist, user-experience person, project management advisor, and whatever else happens to need doing. (I wrote the job description, and I think that hits the high notes.) After sixteen years in LibraryLand […]

Reinvention: Blyberg Joins the Incredible Darien Library Team He writes: 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 I also have no plans to discontinue work on […]

Reinvention Free-Range Style

I apologize! I meant to post a shout out to Karen Schenider the day she started her new job at Florida State. Here’s a bit about her first day: And I especially appreciate this: What is my new job, you have asked? It’s an extremely cool gig. Florida State University originally hired me as the ERM librarian, which I thought sounded fun-‘n’-cool, and is in fact still my position, in a way. But then the fellow who hired me got hired himself by a supercomputing center, and the next thing I knew I was agreeing to be Acting […]

Reinvention: Libraryman Style A big congrats to Michael Porter, AKA Libraryman who has accepted a job at WebJunction in Seattle! Wohoo! Michael has been doing some outstanding talks and presentations up and down the West Coast and here and there, including Hawaii and SRO crowds in California! Michael, who I admire greatly for his caring nature and passion for all things libs and libs, wrote this at his blog: I’d also like to thank the member libraries and librarians who have made it possible for me to pursue the tools and ideas that have such potential to fuel our vitality and growth. […]

Reinvention: David Lee King Style!

WooooHoooo! David reports: 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 […]