So there is no easy to say it so I will just come out with it: in July this year my family and I will be moving to America to be closer to her family. We both live thousands of miles away from our homes (I come from South Africa originally) and after a protracted discussion we decided on the US of A.

I will be handing in my notice at school for the end of the school year and, well we are already mostly packed up and just need to organise shipping of treasured possessions (books mostly) and in July we will be shipping up to Boston (and thence to Kansas).

What does this mean for TeenLibrarian?

Well I plan to keep blogging about Libraries and Books but this may take on a more international flavour (I will refuse to drop my ‘u’s as that is just wrong), Teen Librarian Monthly may take a brief hiatus during the move and getting settled but I want disruption to be as minimal as possible.

If anyone is keen to submit articles for TLM and TL the blog please do get in touch.

What will I be doing over there?

I hope to continue my career in Libraries as I have not spent over half my life as a Librarian to just start doing something else, plus I love the work. That being said… I will not be precious about it and am fairly talented at a few things so will turn my hand at anything that comes my way!

Any American Library folk looking at this I would appreciate any advice on getting into Libraries over there…

Thank you!

3 Thoughts on “Changes

  1. Dawn Woods on April 10, 2018 at 9:06 am said:

    Well Good Luck Matt. The world is global so you can continue to make friends and influence people wherever you are. Obviously a bit of dosh will make life easier, so I’m sure you’ll find something you enjoy and will benefit others just as much as your work in this part of the world. I don’t think your name will be disappearing from school librarian’s lives just yet. Enjoy

  2. Carrie Coburn on April 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm said:

    International Librarian has a nice ring to it, I am excited for you & to see how TL will change with a new flavour.

  3. Karen Varga on April 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm said:

    Wishing you the very best of luck for your exciting new adventures with your family.

    Please keep up the great work.

    As an aspiring Librarian (currently a Learning Resource Centre Manager, but wouldn’t dare to use the title Librarian) you have been an inspiration and support with this blog and your fab posters 🙂

    Thank you 🙂

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