In case you missed my Twitter announcement yesterday – I has a new job! From October, I will be subject librarian (health and engineering) at the University of Huddersfield. I’m really excited for the move – it’s a really interesting job, and Huddersfield Uni just looks like a fantastic place to work. An awesome library, with awesome people – and it’s university of the year, you know! (And no, my decision to work there has nothing at all to do with the faint hope of running into the university’s chancellor. No, not at all. Definitely not. Stop looking at me like that.)
Of course, I will be sad to leave Brake, the charity I’ve worked at for almost two years now. It’s been a fantastic experience working there – I’ve had the chance to get involved in so much I wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to do, and I’ve been proud to be part of a charity that does such important work.
I’ve got quite a long notice period to work, so I won’t be leaving Brake overnight – and it means I’ve got a good amount of time to prepare for my new role! Which brings me, in a rather roundabout way, to the main purpose of this blog post. Health and engineering are both new subjects to me, and I’m also well aware that my information literacy teaching skills are a tad rusty. So, if you’re a health or engineering librarian, teach information literacy in higher education, or if you just have any tips about the wild world of academic libraries, hit me! I’m planning to do lots of reading up over the next two months to prepare, so I’d love your recommendations for any useful resources, books, blog posts, events, people to follow on Twitter… Anything really! Leave a comment below, or tweet me @woodsiegirl – I’ll probably do a blog post later on summing up what’s been useful too.
P.S. In posting this, I’ve noticed it’s the first blog I’ve posted since February. Bad Woodsie! *smacks hand* Where has the year gone… I do have a few ideas I’ve been meaning to get down in blog form, so I’ll aim to revive this blog somewhat in the coming weeks.