Abstract

After seven years as a librarian at a small community college in the Florida panhandle, I accepted a position at one of the largest research universities in the country. After I made this move, I heard from a number of people inquiring how I was handling working at such a drastically different library. Transitioning to a new library can be difficult in any circumstance, but adjusting to such a different institution added new wrinkles. Anyone thinking of making such a change, or supervising anyone making such a change, will find something useful in my reflections.

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10.5703/1288284316680

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Level Up: Transitioning to a New Library

After seven years as a librarian at a small community college in the Florida panhandle, I accepted a position at one of the largest research universities in the country. After I made this move, I heard from a number of people inquiring how I was handling working at such a drastically different library. Transitioning to a new library can be difficult in any circumstance, but adjusting to such a different institution added new wrinkles. Anyone thinking of making such a change, or supervising anyone making such a change, will find something useful in my reflections.