January 19, 2009

Leaving New England ... Moving to North Carolina!

The CogSci Librarian is on the move! I am leaving my position as Electronic Resource Librarian at the University of Connecticut on April 30. I'll be moving to North Carolina to serve as the director of the Park Library at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina starting June 1. I'm really excited about the new position, as newspaper libraries are my first love, and I'm thrilled to be going back to the field of journalism.
This is a great time of year to be thinking about moving out of New England -- we've got several inches of snow on the ground, and it's a wee bit warmer in Chapel Hill.

Once again, I'll be rethinking this blog, which is good for me and for the blog. There are interesting connections between journalism, communication, and library science,and I will be exploring those in some form, in some place. JOMC hosts some fascinating blogs, and I may move over there at some point.

For this semester, things will remain the same: I'll continue to serve the University of Connecticut ELibrary & troubleshooting; the departments of communication and psychology; and I'm teaching reference for Simmons GSLIS. Crazy, but I plan to blog things library science and cognitive science for a while yet.

13 comments:

Brian Herzog said...

Congratulations on the new position, and I hope you enjoy North Carolina. A few friends of mine have also been talking about moving there, so maybe I'll look you up if I go for a visit. I hope your move goes well, and congratulations again.

Bobbi Newman said...

congratulations! How exciting. I hope you keep blogging just because the focus will change doesn't mean the content wont be just as good!

Maxine Schmidt said...

Congratulations! What a great move for you-- and to a place where the climate encourages sanity. They're so lucky to have you.
(N.b.: I'm trying hard to be adult about this, so I'm going to throw the tantrum of fb, a more appropriate venue.)

Iris said...

Congratulations!

Grant Gigee said...

That is very exciting! Congratulations on the new position, and I look forward to new stories!

Stephen Francoeur said...

I'll miss bumping into you at unconference events here in the east. Best wishes!

John Dupuis said...

Great news! Congratulations.

Jill said...

Congratulations and good luck! I'm sure I'll continue to enjoy your blog, no matter what form/focus it takes!

Hillary said...

I'm so behind with my blog reading....this was by far the best tid bit in my feeds. Congratulations, Stephanie! I'm sure you will be missed in New England, but what a great opportunity for you. Good luck!

Rose said...

Congratulations! So you'll be back working in the journalism sphere, huh? That's very exciting to hear (for the field in general and for you in particular). I am new to CogSci Librarian, so it will be especially interesting to see what direction you take the blog.

CogSci Librarian said...

Gosh, thanks, everyone. I'm very excited - tho' sad to be leaving New England and Simmons. I'll definitely keep blogging somewhere or other. And I'll keep blogging here for the foreseeable future.

Carolyn Sager said...

Wow! Congratulations -- sounds wonderful! At the same time I'm sad for Simmons. You were such a great asset to the GSLIS program! C'est la vie! Good luck and I'll follow you on your blog!

K.G. Schneider said...

I am really late to the party on this one, but congrats!