Today is my last day as DLF Program Associate, and I want to take this moment to express my gratitude to the DLF community for the opportunity to support your energy, ideas, and collaborative work this year. I’m proud of the work we’ve done together to promote social justice digital library work year-round and at the Forum, and I look forward to seeing that continue. The organization looks forward to welcoming not one, but two, new program assistants in the coming weeks, and having participated in the interview process, I am confident that the day-to-day work of supporting DLF practitioners will be in good hands, alongside Bethany Nowviskie’s leadership to connect dots across institutions (and see where there are not yet dots, but could be). I have truly enjoyed getting to know and work alongside the kindness and expertise of so many in the community and trust our paths will continue to cross. Thank you for doing what you do!

-Oliver (@ohbendorf)