This is the bookend

After nearly 7 years, today is my last day at my library job.

It was my first full-time library position after a few part-time jobs out of library school, and for that alone I am immensely grateful.

Whenever someone asks me how I like working at a library, I say I love it because every day is different. It’s been a blessing to be able to do so many things that were both personally and professionally fulfilling:

  • help patrons at the Info Desk, which inspired both the Refer Madness and Teach Me How to Dewey series
  • resurrect the library’s oral history project
  • shepherd a website/calendar redesign
  • edit the bimonthly print newsletter
  • manage the social media, which inspired my own recent “influencer” career
  • put together the weekly email newsletter, which directly led to my next role in email marketing

Including grad school, I’ve been in the library world for over 10 years. And though I’m leaving it for the time being, rest assured I’ll remain an avid library patron and advocate. You can take the boy out of the library but you can’t take the library out of the boy.

After all, as one of my t-shirts says:

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