Best wishes, Susan

November 13, 2007

Today I say goodbye to my work partner of two years. Susan takes the helm of one of our library branches tomorrow and begins a new adventure. She graciously agreed to come back as co-instructor for our Social Web Literacy class from time to time, but her focus is rightly supervising her new staff and facility now.

When I hired Susan as the Assistant Trainer, she showed that rare mix of thoroughly understanding computers and a genuine ability to connect with people. Now, after twenty five months, I’m convinced that’s an understatement. I don’t think there’s much she couldn’t handle. She’s that good. And I’ll miss her.

To Susan — and her new adventure down the road…

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can.

(From one of her favorite books, Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.)