Monday, June 30, 2008

Grateful @ Your Library

In her American Libraries' Working Knowledge column for May 2008, Mary Pergander offers some helpful advice to stressed librarians everywhere:
How much better might we serve ourselves by letting up on the relentless disappointments and focusing, if just once per day, on all that we love about our jobs, our profession, and the libraries in which we have the privilege to work?
She takes her own advice to heart and offers a number of reasons why she enjoys her library and being a librarian. I identify with several including being surrounded by knowledge and interesting and friendly coworkers. I also greatly appreciate having a license to be curious about everything. No one asks why you should be interested in "topic x" when you're a librarian, whether it's quantum gravity or Peter Rabbit.

What are you grateful for in your library or in the library field as a whole? Will you commit to finding one thing to be grateful for each day? It could improve your morale and through you, the morale of your whole library.

Cited Article:

Title: Living the Dream.
Authors: Pergander, Mary
Source: American Libraries; May2008, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p69-69, 1p
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Blogger Freya said...

One of my favorite things about working in a library is that I work with people who are also interesting and interested. It's nice to work with people who want to come to work each day because they care so much about the work they do and the people they help, because they truly want to make a difference and can actually see the difference that they, we, make.

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