1. I am getting my own domain and taking this whole blogging business to the next level. I am working with a friend (who just happens to be the former webmaster at the ABA) to put all the places I try to put myself out there in ONE place - namely lizdelzell.com. It's not quite ready yet, but it should be up and running for the new school year...
Which is important because
2. I got a new job! It came out of *nowhere* and it came fast. From the first time I saw the job posting to the time I was offered the job was under a week. And that included *three* interviews. But the very good news for me is that I will be putting both my undergraduate degree (education) and my MLIS to work in a library media center in a K-5 school in 2012-2013!
While I am conflicted about leaving public libraries, I am thrilled to be back in schools. I was a teacher for the first five years of my life post-college and I loved my students and the time I spent with them. I liked collaborating with other teachers and (most of the time) I liked working with parents. When I left the classroom in 2006 to take care of my son full-time, I couldn't have dreamed of the future that would ahead for me!
So here I am - two library jobs (one part-time paraprofessional, one full-time professional) and a Masters' degree later... and I am heading back to my roots.
And there is one other big thing. My husband is in his 12th year as a high school teacher... and my son is starting his first year of school. This new job is going to allow me to do what I love - connect kids with books and information and share my love of reading and technology - while at the same time offering me a schedule that allows me to be with the *people* I love... on winter/spring/summer breaks, no less.
I seriously feel like I won the lottery. :)