Movin’ on Up

July 12, 2006 at 9:46 pm 5 comments

Nope, not to a deluxe apartment in the sky … but I did get a promotion today and feel the need to share my news. I am really excited about my new position and am looking forward to having some new challenges and projects to tackle. Here is the announcement that came from Leslie Burger to our staff this afternoon to make it official:

I am pleased to announce that Janie Hermann has been appointed as the library’s program coordinator. During the next few weeks Janie will be working side by side with Sue Roth to ensure that we make a smooth transition when Sue retires. Janie brings a great deal of experience to the programming position not only with the terrific work she has done here with the technology programming but also from her work in planning several NJLA conferences. Please join me in wishing Janie all the best in her new position.

I have some very big shoes to fill in accepting this position. Sue Roth has done an outstanding job as our program coordinator for the last 7 years and there are literally very few areas that Princeton Public Library has not yet covered in the breadth of our programming efforts under Sue’s guidance. She is a woman of endless ideas with the ability to transform her ideas to reality. As well as a good steady offering of traditional programs such as book discussion groups and author events, we have had everything from a “summer dance blast in the stacks” to opera performances — we even had a “librarypalooza” one year. I will miss working with Sue, she has been my unofficial mentor for the last several years, and I wish her all the best as she embraces new opportunities and roles in retirement.

I will still be supervising the technology training program in addition to my new responsibilities. My time at the reference desk will be cut significantly, but I will still be out on the floor at a public service desk connecting with the community for 8 hours per week. Exciting times ahead as I make this transition. Now I am just waiting on Leslie to post the Chief Innovator position so I can apply ;-)

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5 Comments

  • 1. Peter Bromberg  |  July 12, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    Janie, Congrats on the promotion! I know you’ll do a kick ass job. You deserve it, and the good people of Princeton deserve you. I am sitting here just smiling, feeling quite happy for you. Beer of your choice on me when I see you next. Hey, can I bring beer into PPL? –now that’s transformational! ;-)

  • 2. Caryn  |  July 12, 2006 at 11:39 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting.

  • 3. Robert J. Lackie  |  July 13, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    Well, I just left a message on your phone wishing the best with the promotion interview and then I visit Library Garden–and there it is!! A very, very big “CONGRATS!!” to you Janie, as you certainly deserve it and are a model for us all to follow! See you at the Tuesday event at PPL.

  • 4. Tobey  |  July 13, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    Congratulations–I’ve been subscribing to your blog. Great job!

  • 5. Amy J. Kearns, MLIS  |  July 28, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    Well, Janie, this is late in being posted, but I also have to give you a big congrats! I haven’t known you that long but I KNOW that you are the right person for the job and I wish you the best! PPL is lucky to have you and so are we at the Library Garden!

    As you posted:
    Now we’re up in the big leagues
    Gettin’ our turn at bat.
    As long as we live, it’s you and me baby
    There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

    It’s your (our) turn at bat and go to it! ;-)

    Best! Amy :-)


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