Long time no see.
That’s what happens when you’re in transition, and I’ve been undergoing a bit of one, lately. I’ve been employed as a librarian for ten years by the Florida Department of Corrections. The first nine years I was the liibrarian at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford, Florida, and for the past year or so I was promoted to be the regional librarian for northeast Florida, acting as a professional resource for 23 libraries in 15 institutions. With the swearing in of Governor Rick Scott, and his hiring of Ed Buss of Indiana to run Florida prisons, there has been a whirlwind of activity. I have personally reaped this whirlwind in the form of my position being eliminated. Although I’ve seen nothing in black and white, I will supposedly transition into a new slot as education supervisor at New River Correctional, just down the road a piece from my old stomping grounds.
I will be honest and say I would prefer staying in libraries, but in these uncertain times you have to keep the bird in hand, although I am not averse to grabbing a library bird, should one jump out of the bush. In the meantime, other things have suffered, including this blog and The Althing. As things settle down, one way or another, I will crank things back up in full force.