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10/29/2007

Change & Changes & CML

In this blog, I talk a lot about the need for change. In fact, I had to laugh several weeks ago when Ryan Deschamps labeled LibraryBytes as blog that best fell into the “Change Dammit” category. And although I'm not sure I agree completely with the superlative, it did, overall, seem like a compliment - Thanks R! :)

Anyway, in the spirit of “change”, I thought I’d enlist Bob Dylan in helping me make a small announcement. Click on the video below to see what Dylan has to share …




Yes, changes are ahead for me… but all in a good way. After twelve wonderful years of growth here at PLCMC, I’m moving on to stretch and challenge my skills in new ways and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity and the library system.

So where am I going, you ask? Well, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be joining the executive leadership team at the Columbus Metropolitan Library system as the new Director of Web Strategy. And in doing so, I'm looking forward to helping CML build upon their already exceptional reputation.

It feels bittersweet to be leaving PLCMC after so many wonderful years of growth and innovation. But in moving onto new opportunities at CML, I know that there are many more successes ahead for both these institutions. And I'm also very pleased, and honored, to be associated with both of them.

Yes, there's a lot of changes ahead in making this move for both me and my family. But as my fortune cookie stated a few weeks ago, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world..” - how true! :) The official move does take place for several weeks. And that's good because there's so much to do in the "tween time".

In closing this announcement -- Thanks Dylan for helping me -- let me just say this...

Thanks CML for giving me the opportunity to help create new “change” (both personally & professionally)

and

Thanks PLCMC for giving me 12 great years of “constant change” (we all know what the 2 C's in PLCMC stand for) -- and most importantly friendship -- to build upon.


PS: If you're looking for a change also, PLCMC is looking for great people to fill their four new senior level leadership positions. See more.


18 comments:

Sean Robinson said...

Congradulations. I am over the moon. It is going to be great to have you in the Midwest.

The Fighting Librarian said...

CML is very excited to have you! Welcome to the team :)

Lori Reed said...

Helene, You are going to be missed! I am so glad that I've had the opportunity to know and work with you. Congratulations and good luck!

Janie L. Hermann said...

Wow! What big news indeed. Congratulations all around. Best wishes with the move.

Michael Casey said...

Congratulations Helene! CML is damn lucky to be getting you.

Kathryn Greenhill said...

Oh Congratulations Helene. I'm guessing from the comments that it involves a move of house as well? 12 years in one job is a long and stable time - pre-kids and all that. Sounds like a good time to move on and change.

Lynette said...

Congratulations Helene. Good luck in your new venture. Looking forward to hearing about your new exploration when you are in Australia in February.

Katherine said...

Congratulations and best wishes! I look forward to hearing about your new adventures. And good luck with relocating your family - always an interesting time.

Alexander CYSlib said...

Congratulations Helene. Can't wait to see what innovations accompany the new experiences. Best of luck with the endeavor.

Chris said...

Congratulations Helene. This virtual world we live in more and more offer PLCMC'ers some consolation in that you'll be only a blog post away!

Cindy said...

Congrats Helene! That's exciting news!! I'm going to try to find you at CODI next week in Pittsburgh to congratulate you in person!
Cindy Timmerman

Mark Larson said...

Woohoo! Sounds like a great opportunity!

Rob Coers said...

Helene, fantastic for you and the ones you are going to be working with. Guess where this is from:

"Gonna change my way of thinking
Make myself a different set of rules
Gonna change my way of thinking
Make myself a different set of rules
Gonna put my good foot forward
And stop being influenced by fools".

caterwaul said...

Very happy to be getting you here at CML! I look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you in person.

Matt said...

Congrats Helene! It has been a pleasure to work with and for you. You will be missed, but I am glad that you will be moving on to continue to "be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Best wishes.

Dr. Curtis Rogers said...

congrats! c u in Columbia at the SCLA conference :-)

Azzy said...

Congratulations on your new position Helene! PLCMC is losing a fantastic resource. Best of luck in Columbus.

Maihop said...

Congratulations! We are all very excited to have you with us here at CML, and I look forward to working with you! Good luck with the move!