As summer winds down and fall approaches, I am reminded that my anniversary date of starting at the library is in November. As of early November, I will have been at the library for nine years – wow.
When he learned of my library job nine years ago, one of Jim’s friends made a prediction: “She’ll be at that job for the rest of her career.” I think Jim’s friend is right – it’s a great place to work, with great coworkers, great patrons, and an awesome building, and I’ve finally gotten all the systems (storytimes, collection, etc.) to the level of excellence that I’ve desired. Time to enjoy all that excellence, while I work on new cool things to bring to my job. I won’t rest on my laurels, that’s not my style, but I certainly plan on enjoying those laurels while I add programming and increase the excellence of the collection. Happy almost nine years to me, and here’s to many, many more!