Time for a Change
After over 15 years as Chief Librarian and more than 6 years as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University of Guelph, I have decided it is time for a change – for Guelph and for me. My current term for these roles ends effective January 1, 2012 and I will not be seeking re-appointment.
I’m not retiring but going on administrative/sabbatical leave. Starting January 2012 I will be focused on a number of things: further graduate studies, finishing a book (or a “book like thing”) on literacy, exploring some new ideas, assisting colleagues, and doing a bit more teaching. I will return to the University in January 2014 in another capacity to be determined by the Provost.
In due course the Provost will announce plans to seek a successor as CIO and Chief Librarian.
This blog, Exploring the Information Ecology, is an opportunity for me to investigate and discuss some of the issues that are important to me: libraries, literacy, information technology, and higher education. It will also allow to me reflect on my transition to new professional challenges.
I am very excited about embarking on this new stage in my career. Change is good.