*big* news...

So here it is - my BIG news!

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. :)


amanjohn said...

Congrats! That is wonderful news. That sounds just perfect. Best of luck!

Storytime Fun said...

WOW! Congratulations on ALL of your big news but especially on the new job! How exciting to be able to go back to teaching. :o)

I miss teaching every day even though I love working at a public library. I just really miss the interaction with the children on a daily basis!

I can't wait to follow your return to teaching by way of your blog! So happy for you!
~ K ~

Anne said...

Congratulations, Liz! Best of luck at the new job!

Anne @ So Tomorrow