Friday, December 22, 2006

Resignation and New Job

It is with a feeling I can only call bittersweet that I am announcing my resignation effective the end of January as director of Parsons Public Library in order to accept the position as assistant director at Victoria Public Library in Victoria, Texas. The last 10 ½ years at Parsons Public Library have been years of great learning, hard work, wonderful opportunities and growth. Over the last 10 years I have had the opportunity to work with a wonderful staff who have worked so hard to achieve the goals I have set for this library: to provide access to up to date and current materials and information, to increase programming and attendance at programs, to make the library an aesthetically pleasing place. I have also had a very supportive board of directors which have listened and discussed my ideas and trusted me to make good decisions. It is also through the library that I have met so many interesting, kind and well-read people. Thank you for your suggestions, your questions, your participation and your support over the years. One of the best parts of my job and the hardest part of leaving is that every day that I come to work I see at least 5 – 6 close friends, more than 6 acquaintances, even more than that of friendly faces and at least 1 person with an interesting request, story to tell or book to recommend. Thanks for letting me serve as your library director, it has been an honor.