I’ve lost your address!
2009 was another hectic year for me as I took a job offered to me in December 2008 at the University of Technology Sydney. That meant quickly selling my house in Canberra and moving everything to Sydney while still looking for a new home.
I found a near new unit in Camperdown and it is really handy to work, Newtown, Glebe and Annandale. I usually walk or run everywhere now and love living in Sydney so close to the city.
Work started (for me) in early March at the University Library and I’m enjoying the job and my new colleagues there. Apart from looking after the services we provide to students, researchers and staff I’m leading a project to build an underground repository for our little-used books (about 60% of our collection) and then the design of a new library for the University on Broadway that is currently scheduled for 2015.
Most of the year was spent settling into the University and life in Sydney, but in November I had the chance to travel to the US for a higher education conference and to visit several academic libraries that have done what we are planning to do. This meant seeing new places like Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Reno, Santa Clara and San José and returning to San Francisco for the first time in over 20 years. It was hectic but really interesting and enjoyable.
That’s all. I hope you are all well and happy!