The End of an Era

Dear Everyone,

At the Teen Advisory Board meeting on June 24, I announced that I will not be returning to Sellers Library as the Young Adult Librarian after my pregnancy.  The twins are due near the end of August, and I am planning to work as long as I am allowed this summer.

This job has been my first and only professional library position since I graduated from library school in 2005, so I am very sad to have to leave.  I have always said that my job is one of the most fun things an adult can do to earn a living!  I am going to miss every library teen, but especially all of the Teen Advisory Board, gaming club, and book group members, past and present.

The library is working on hiring an awesome replacement for me by the end of the summer, so teen programs will continue into the future.  We have finished taking applications and will start interviewing candidates in July.

I am planning to stay in touch through Facebook and library visits, so you will definitely see us around.   Even though I won’t be working at the library, I still want to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to contact me about anything.

Lots of Love,


Emily said...

Gretchen -

I'm a fellow librarian and a long time reader of your blog. I absolutely love the programming that you've done through the years. Your passion and dedication to those teens is apparent and inspiring.

Good luck with the start of your new era. I'm sure your teens & your library will miss you, but it sounds like you have something lovely coming your way!

Gretchen said...

Awww, thanks!