I want to share with everyone that this is my final week serving as the Associate Director for our program, I am beginning a new position at Creighton University in Omaha next month. I’m excited about the new challenge, but sad to be leaving so many outstanding colleagues and friends behind – as well as letting go of the many projects that
we’ve brainstormed and not yet had the chance to implement yet! This position has been a career milestone, it’s been a rare opportunity to serve in the same organization that helped me get my feet under me as a new hospital librarian long ago. By far, my favorite part of this position has been connecting with our members and hearing about your successes and challenges. Our region is proud of our member organizations, there’s nothing I enjoy more than bragging about our funded projects, which you all make successful.
In my place, our very own Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, Derek Johnson, will be stepping up to take on the Associate Director role on an interim basis. I’ve never received so much praise (unsolicited, even!) for a team member as I have for Derek, which is a testament to the collaborative work Derek has been a part of nationally. In my time working with Derek, I’ve valued his strategic thinking and deliberate process – a good contrast with my runaway enthusiasm to undertake new projects. Derek has great ideas of his own in the works and I am confident that he will elevate the success of the program and of our region. You are in good hands!
I want to thank you all for sharing your time with me and wish you all future success!