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Ryan P. Randall

Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the College of Western Idaho ∴ Literary, media & cultural studies ∴ Web Editor at In the Library with the Lead Pipe ∴ Sous les pavés, la plage ∴ We are, as always, stubborn, stoked, and petrified - GY!BE

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Here’s another decidedly-after-the-fact post—who knew that moving could upend so many things?

This week I began my position as the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the College of Western Idaho! Peculiarly enough, my starting date aligned with the annual conference of the Idaho state library association. Rather than have me attempt to man the library as a brand-new librarian with no experience regarding CWI’s procedures, policies, or systems, they were kind enough to let me attend the conference. That way I was able to rapidly get perspective on how the Boise metropolitan area’s community college fits into the state’s overall public library and educational systems.

The conference and panels I attended merit their own post, but for now I’ll just say that Idaho has tons of personable, knowledgable, and passionate librarians working at all kinds of libraries. Here’s a link to Kate Radford’s Storify of #ILABoise2015 tweets.


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