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Goodbye Publishing, Hello Library Science!

Friday, June 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

Big congrats to my lovely and brave wife, who’s decided to dive head-first into her new passion in life! Today is the last day of her job in the publishing industry before she embarks full-time on her new path to being a librarian!

Jen’s been working in publishing for nearly the past 10 years and has, for the most part, loved it. Last fall she started a master’s program in library science (actually called MSIS — or Master’s of Science in Information Science — these days) and quickly loved it. Working full-time at a super-intense job and going to school part-time proved to be a bit too much stress. That, combined with a number of other factors, led to her decision to immerse herself in the library program.


And she’s wasting no time. With the GRE behind her, she finishes work today and next week begins a summer class and an internship working on an archives project in Schenectady.

I think Jen will be an amazing librarian. Her brilliance and passion for literature and information organization, combined with her undying curiosity about the world and her fierce dedication to helping people learn and teaching others to ask questions that go beyond the surface of how they may appear make Jen a natural fit for her new career.

I’ve learned so much from her in the 10 years that I’ve been lucky enough to call her my best friend, and I’m delighted that now others will benefit from that same commitment to making people smarter and, ultimately, the world a better place.

We’re both really excited for this significant life change, and I have no doubt it’s going to lead to amazing things. Congrats, Jenner! I’m really proud of you!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Suzanne // Jun 22, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Way to go Jen! In addition, you are blessed with a wonderfully supportive husband and personal agent!

  • 2 renee // Jun 22, 2007 at 10:50 am

    congratulations! i wish you much luck in the next phase of your life. go team!

  • 3 jen a. // Jun 23, 2007 at 9:45 am

    thanks, everyone!! i am so touched, thank you so much for the wonderful post, G. this is a big step for me, but i’d never even consider taking it without your unbelievable support.