Sunday, January 14, 2007

Moving to Iowa

Yes, I'm moving to Iowa. Here's the story in a nutshell:

At the end of this month, my family and I will be moving to Iowa. I'll be working at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport as their Access Services Librarian. I start on Feb 5. We'll be driving out on Jan 26.

I had interviewed with Palmer in February of last year, before I was full-time at Franklin Township. They picked a candidate who was more local to them. He lived in Iowa City, which is about an hour drive from Davenport. However, the University of Iowa restructured their libraries and he was able to get a job at the University in Iowa City so he no longer needed to commute.

Palmer re-contacted me to see if I was still interested in the job. I was. They flew me back out in December. I was the only candidate.

The money is about the same as I was making at Franklin. But, that money will go a lot further in Iowa than it does in NJ. Also, we'll be only a few hours drive from family. It'll be tough moving away from the library family that I've grown up in (even though I haven't been a member for very long), but hopefully we'll be able to stay in touch!

I'll still post here and on Pop Goes the Library. You will continue to see me doing things in the library field.

John Klima


Liz B said...


Sophie Brookover said...

Good for you, John! We'll miss you in NJ, but this is clearly the right choice for you & your family. I'm just bummed not to meet Aubrey before you go.

Gary S. said...

Congratulations, John! I remember you mentioning this gig at NJLA last year. I'm going to miss you. By the way, I hope your contract includes free chiropractic adjustments from faculty.

The Editor said...

Thanks everyone! Slowly catching up on everything. Still don't have my belongings (the movers come tonight or tomorrow) but getting into the swing of things.

Sophie, I'll just have to bring Aubrey to ALA some time when we'll both be there.

Gary, it does include free chiropractic adjustments, so I'll be sure to take advantage of that.