I have exciting news to share: in a few weeks I will be starting a new job as the librarian of Emerson School in Berkeley, CA. This is a wonderful public elementary school, very close to our home. They have a supportive community, a thriving staff, and a lovely library. I will be following the footsteps of an amazing librarian, Claire Scott. The Berkeley community is so lucky to have a dedicated tax source directly supporting the school and public libraries.
I will still be connected to the Redwood Day School Community, the independent school where my children attend. While I won't have nearly as much time to volunteer at RDS, our relationships with friends and family will continue to thrive. This is an important step as I branch away from the school my children attend and develop my professional life outside their school lives. I feel tremendously grateful for the opportunity to work at the RDS library for the past three years - it's been a chance to grow and learn so much.
Professionally, this is a wonderful step for me - something I've been aiming at for the past three years. I'm ready to spread my wings and soar, and can't wait to develop relationships with all the children at Emerson.
Personally, this will be a big juggle for all of us, as I venture back into nearly full time work. I will also continue pursuing my Masters in Library and Information Sciences. I hope that I can handle all this new work. I am especially grateful for the support and encouragement from my family.